The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) funds marine research to improve understanding of the ecosystems of the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands, and Chukchi/Beaufort Seas and to enable effective management and sustainable use of these vital marine resources. To encourage students to pursue scientific and scholarly research, NPRB established a program of graduate student research awards in 2008.
2015 Graduate Student Research Awards
In May 2015, NPRB will award up to six (three for masters students and three for doctoral students) Graduate Student Research Awards of $25,000 each to qualified students for the opportunity to address scientific, technological, and socio-economic issues relating to the research themes identified in the 2005 NPRB Science Plan. Students are limited to one award per degree.
Award funds may be used for graduate student stipend and standard benefits, tuition or required university fees, or for specific research expenses such as travel, supplies, and laboratory analyses. Indirect costs are not allowed. One hundred percent of the funds must be used for the benefit of the graduate student, who will determine how the funds are divided among the allowable uses.
To be eligible for a NPRB Graduate Student Research Award, students must be enrolled in or accepted by a graduate degree program at an accredited university or college by the application deadline. Read the full eligibility requirements before applying.
Applications for the 2015 NPRB Graduate Student Research Awards must be submitted online. Applicants need to provide the following information and documents (described in more detail below) for submission.
- Research Plan
- Complete contact information for the student applicant, academic/thesis advisor, and the grant administrator
- Résumé or basic curriculum vitae of the applicant
- Names and contact information of two individuals that will be providing letters of recommendation
- Copy of undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts
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