Alaska Pinniped Research Program

The objective of the Alaska Pinniped Research Program is to provide financial assistance for multi-year development and implementation of research programs that:
  • Support effective conservation and management of seals, sea lions, and Northern fur seals in Alaska; and
  • Implement high priority research objectives or answer research needs as specified in NMFS recovery plans, conservation plans, research plans (including those developed with Alaska Native co-management organizations), or post-delisting monitoring plans for these species (available on the Protecting Marine Life in Alaska web pages).


The Alaska Region recently published the Notification of Funding Opportunity for the 2019 Alaska Pinniped Research Program.  This competitive grant program is accepting applications for review and consideration until March 8, 2019.  For more information, including research priorities, see the Grants.gov website.