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Antarctic New Investigators Workshop, 2006


Application and workshop attendance information


An e-mail letter of one page or less must be received at newinvestigator@nsf.gov by midnight, EDT, 14 July 2006. As many as 50 applicants that meet the selection criteria will be provided with airline tickets for travel to and from the workshop. NSF will invite up to 50 additional eligible applicants to attend, provided they cover all of their travel and other expenses.

Selection of recipients will be made after OPP Program Officers have reviewed the eligible applicants. The goal of creating a diverse group that represents a wide demographic and professional distribution of attendees will guide the selection process.  Invitations to attend the workshop will be based primarily on this goal.

Round-trip economy-class airline tickets (domestic United States only) will be provided if you are selected and commit to attend.  Your round-trip travel must begin and end at the same U.S. airport, and your arrival airport must be Baltimore-Washington (BWI), Reagan National (DCA), or Dulles International (IAD).   Airline tickets are to be used for attendance at the workshop only, although early arrival or a later departure is allowed if the cost does not increase. Tickets will be issued for flights only between your point of origin and one of the Washington-area airports.  Tickets are not transferable and may be cancelled before the workshop.  You may change itineraries only if you pay for any associated cost increase. NSF is not able to arrange or pay for your meals, lodging, or local transportation while you attend the workshop.  By accepting an invitation and an airline ticket, you agree that those items will be your responsibility. Grant funds from NSF or other Federal sources may not be used for purposes of proposal development or preparation, such as this workshop.  Airline tickets provided to applicants to travel to this workshop are not considered "grant funds from NSF or other Federal sources."  All applicants will be expected to attend all sessions of the workshop.


  • By June 2007, you must be eligible to receive a National Science Foundation research grant as described in "Who may submit proposals," Chapter I of the Grant Proposal Guide  (http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=gpg07140).

  • You must not previously have received an OPP/Antarctic research grant as a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator. However, you are eligible if you have received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship or have participated in NSF-supported research under another Principal Investigator.

Selection of workshop participants will be based on a scientific and demographic balance of candidates meeting the eligibility requirements. NSF encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to compete fully.


14 July 2006 Deadline for e-mail submission of letters by participants
21 July 2006 Travel awards are announced
21 – 22 August 2006 Workshop at the National Science Foundation


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30 June 2006


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