CIFAR

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 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.

Announcements

Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship
It’s an exciting new fellowship program for graduate students at the national estuarine research reserves. One two-year fellowship opportunity will be available at each of the 29 coastal sites. Through a research project, fellows will address a key coastal management question to help scientists and communities understand coastal challenges that may influence future policy and management strategies. Find futher information here.

Education

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.

Proposals

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

Read more about proposals.

Funding Opportunities

Details regarding opportunities can be found here .