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 and download our fact sheet.As of June 30th, 2018, CIFAR reached the end of its 10-year life cycle. CIFAR requested and received a one year no-cost extension in order to allow currently funded projects to operate, as needed and appropriate. We are waiting to hear more about what funding mechanisms will be available for future collaborations between NOAA and UAF. We will update this website accordingly.
AnnouncementsSTEMSEAS aims to provide ship-based, 6-10 day exploratory experiences for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds aboard NSF-funded research vessels. Students will sail with experienced faculty mentors and engage in geoscience and oceanography activities (while also having fun)! Most expenses (travel to/from the ports of call, materials, and living expenses while on the ship) will be paid by the program- there is very little cost to participants. Want to see what a STEMSEAS cruise is like? Watch a video made by one of participants in 2016! Apply today. for SUMMER 2019!
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.
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.