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Each spring, NPRB staff develops research priorities for the upcoming year's request for proposals (RFP). Working closely with NPRB's science panel and the broader research community, potential research priorities are drafted for the NPRB advisory panel and board to review in the fall. In an effort to coordinate research activities and avoid duplication, NPRB has established formal agreements with other agencies to jointly identify time-sensitive science, management, and monitoring needs. NPRB draws on research needs outlined in the 2005 NPRB Science Plan, an assessment of completed, current and planned projects, and new information presented at science meetings and in the scientific literature.

If you have a research suggestion that you think merits consideration in the 2017 RFP, please complete the RFP input form by Friday, July 22, 2016 to ensure consideration.

Read the RFP evolution to see topics included in the annual RFP since NPRB issued the first call in 2002.