Alaska Sikuliaq Program

  • Photo by Sarah Spanos

    Photo by Sarah Spanos

  • Photo by S. Gordon

    Photo by S. Gordon

  • Photo by Roger Topp

    Photo by Roger Topp

  • Photo by S. Gordon

    Photo by S. Gordon

  • Photo by Roger Topp

    Photo by Roger Topp

Background

Sikuliaq and ice
Photo by Roger Topp

The R/V Sikuliaq [see-KOO-lee-auk] is a 261-foot oceanographic research ship capable of bringing scientists to the ice-laden waters of Alaska and the polar regions. One of the most advanced university research vessels in the world, Sikuliaq is able to break ice up to 2.5 feet thick. The vessel is owned by the National Science Foundation and has been operated by the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences since 2014 as part of the US academic research fleet. 

The State of Alaska allocates $500,000 annually to support research and operations performed by UAF-based researchers aboard Sikuliaq.

Proposal Process

The Alaska Sikuliaq Program manages an annual peer-reviewed proposal process to award these funds. The call for ASP proposals for CY 2020 is in March 2019, with proposals due in April 2019.

To apply for funding, please fill out the Alaska Sikuliaq Program Proposal Application. Deadline is April 15, 2019.

For background on the program, please see the Alaska Sikuliaq Program [PDF].

For more information about Sikuliaq and her operations, visit the Sikuliaq website.

Launching instrument off Sikuliaq
Photo by Mark Teckenbrock
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