Research Permit Application

Scientific research and collecting permits are required by all individuals seeking to conduct scientific studies in Gulf Islands National Seashore. The National Park Service developed the Research Permit and Reporting System (RPRS) website to facilitate application for scientific research permits. Investigators interested in conducting research at Gulf Islands National Seashore are required to submit both an application and a research proposal via the RPRS for consideration. Proposals may be uploaded during the online application.

Investigators are encouraged to review the following resources under Investigator Help prior to submitting an application and research proposal:

  1. NPS General Conditions for Scientific Research Permits

  2. Special Conditions for Scientific Research in Gulf Islands National Seashore

  3. NPS Guidelines for Research Proposals

Note: Permit applications will not be reviewed unless a proposal has been submitted. Review and processing of research applications and proposals takes a minimum of 60 business days (12 weeks). Investigators are encouraged to follow our recommended tips for expediting their permit applications.

Last updated: March 7, 2019

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