Alaska Sea Grant Research
Alaska Sea Grant is charged by Congress to conduct scientific research that enhances the wise use and conservation of our coastal and marine resources.
Alaska Sea Grant supports a number of formal, peer-reviewed research projects through a biennial call for proposals. Through each RFP, we seek creative and innovative research proposals in the natural and social sciences that focus on the environmental and economic viability of Alaska's coastal communities. In addition to their scientific merit and relevance to the themes above, research projects must contribute to one or more of our strategic focus areas and must incorporate outreach to communities or stakeholders. Additional favorable consideration is given to proposals that
- increase their impact through critical linkages, such as the linkage of ecosystem research to broader sociocultural or management issues
- include graduate students who will become the next generation of scientists and managers
- make efficient use of funds through leveraging, partnerships, or new uses of existing data or techniques
- include meaningful collaboration with industry, agencies, communities, or other stakeholders
The normal funding cycle for the Alaska Sea Grant College Program is biennial, with requests for proposals going out in the fall of each even-numbered year for two-year projects to begin early in the next even-numbered year. For more information, please see our funding opportunities page.
For information on fellowships for graduate students that can be applied for through Alaska Sea Grant, see our graduate student fellowships page.
One such opportunity is the Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship in Washington, DC, which is suited for graduate students interested in national policy decisions. The fellowship deadline usually falls at the end of February each year.
AKCRRAB is a coalition of university, state and federal scientists, fishermen and Alaska Native groups investigating the potential for hatchery enhancement to rebuild stocks of Kodiak red king crab and Pribilof Island blue king crab for the benefit of Alaska fishermen and coastal communities.