Cooperative Institute for Alaska Research

What Is CIFAR?

The Cooperative Institute for Alaska Research (CIFAR) conducts ecosystem and environmental research related to Alaska and its associated Arctic regions, including the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, Chukchi/Beaufort Seas, and Arctic Ocean. Read more about CIFAR.


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA's programs and mission. Over 100 students are selected each year for participation in the Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) and Educational Partnership Program (EPP) scholarship programs. These scholarships include support for two years of undergraduate study and summer internship opportunities at NOAAfacilities across the country. Application Deadlines: January 31, 2018. For information on program benefits and how to apply, visit our web sites: Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship and Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship.

The Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation is excited to announce plans for the JCSDA Summer Colloquium, July 22 - August 3, 2018, in Bozeman, Montana.

WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development - call for nominations Please consider nominating young scientists for this international award. Details are available here .


In the Alaska region, where rapid environmental and socio-economic changes are occurring, CIFAR places priority on education and two-way outreach between scientists, managers, communities, and local stakeholders. Read more about education.

Research Priorities

CIFAR research focuses on a number of high priority issues for the Alaska region, specifically, marine ecosystems, coastal hazards, and climate change and variability. Read more about research.


Submitting a proposal to CIFAR? Find out useful information to help in preparing your proposal.

Read more about proposals.

Funding Opportunities

Current competitions and calls for proposals include the following:

Details regarding each of these opportunities can be found here .