North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) Announces the Release of the Arctic Program Request for Pre-proposals

May 26, 2015
By Jessica Rohde

North Pacific Research Board is launching an Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Research Program in partnership with several collaborating organizations and agencies. NPRB and funding partners seek to develop a coordinated, collaborative program to fund science that will improve our understanding of Arctic marine ecosystems. The program aims to inform a mechanistic understanding of the processes that structure the marine ecosystem and influence the distribution, life history, and interactions of biological communities in the Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait, and northern Bering Sea. NPRB intends to fund several projects that will integrate to achieve this goal.

This program is a collaborative partnership. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the North Slope Borough/Shell Baseline Studies Program have each contributed funds to support new research associated with this program. Several other institutions and agencies have identified ongoing research that will coordinate with and contribute to this program. We welcome additional participation.

The Request for Pre-Proposals and a list of Resources for Investigators that proposers may find useful may be found on the Arctic program's website. There will be a two-stage process for proposal submission and review. Pre-proposals must be submitted on or before July 31, 2015. NPRB will review pre-proposals this fall and intends to invite full proposals in early October 2015. The anticipated deadline for full proposals is January 15, 2016. Funding decisions will be made in May 2016.

An informational teleconference will be held Thursday, May 28 at 10 AM Alaska time. Those interested in developing proposals are encouraged to participate. Please dial 1-855-257-8693 and enter the PIN 8277783 when prompted. If you are calling from outside of the U.S. or Canada, please dial 1-262-912-0552 and use the same PIN.

If you have questions about the program and/or are interested in discussing partnership opportunities, please contact Matthew Baker, Science Director or Danielle Dickson, Senior Program Manager.

Posted by Jessica Rohde on behalf of Danielle Dickson.

 

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