Cooperative Institute for Alaska Research

Current Funding Opportunities

Request for Preproposals for a Cooperative Institute Research Funding Opportunity
Ecosystem Based Management: An Analysis of National Needs and Opportunities
Due: March 06, 2017

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) seeks to engage an interested and qualified Cooperative Institute (CI) to help identify significant regional coastal issues that would require additional natural and social science understanding in order to implement or augment ecosystem-based management (EBM) approaches. More information
Note: because this opportunity is through the NOAA Cooperative Institutes, and because CIFAR's 5-year grant ends June 30, 2018, submitted proposals need to end by 6/30/2018. Continuation mechanisms for funding beyond tha date can be discussed further if you are submitting to this call; please contact CIFAR administrators.

Alaska Sea Grant announces request for preliminary proposals
Due: Monday, February 27, 2017

Alaska Sea Grant invites pre-proposals for research projects for the 2018–2020 biennium. We seek creative and innovative research proposals in the natural, social, and education sciences that address one of the following focus areas:
Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture
Resilient Communities and Economies
Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development
Request for proposals
Submission page
For additional information regarding the submittal process, contact Michele Frandsen at or (907) 474-7088.

Alaska Sea Grant State Policy Fellowship
Application deadline is February 24, 2017, for fellowships that begin in July 2017.

The state fellowship program provides a unique professional opportunity for graduate students interested in Alaska’s marine resources and policy decision-making. The paid twelve-month fellowship offers on-the-job experience to highly motivated graduate students, who are matched with host state or federal agencies in Alaska. Graduate students close to completing a degree, or with a recently earned degree, are eligible. For more about this fellowship visit the Alaska Sea Grant Fellowships web page..

NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology and NOAA OAR Climate Program Office are pleased to announce a FY 2017 Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) that supports research to increase understanding of climate-related impacts on fish stocks and fisheries in order to inform sustainable fisheries management.

The FFO is soliciting proposals through two competitions. The first competition solicits proposals for multidisciplinary efforts to better understand projected impacts of climate variability and change on fish stocks and fisheries in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. The second competition solicits proposals for projects to advance understanding and response to the impacts of climate variability and change on fisheries-related, fisheries and fishery dependent communities in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem.

This funding opportunity is the result of an OAR-NMFS collaboration established in 2014 to increase understanding of, and response to, climate impacts on fish stocks and fisheries. This effort directly addresses priorities identified in the NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy and associated Regional Action Plans. Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, other nonprofits, commercial organizations, international organizations, and state, local and Indian tribal governments. Federal agencies interested in receiving financial support for projects should contact the competition manager.

Visit and the NOAA Climate Program Office for more information.

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