FUNDING > Antarctic Research
Division of Polar Programs
USAP Special Announcement (2014)
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Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
Full Proposal Deadline Date: April 15, 2015
April 15, Annually Thereafter
Scientific research, along with operational support of that research, is the principal activity of the U.S. Antarctic Program in Antarctica. The National Science Foundation's Antarctic Sciences Section fosters research on globally and regionally important scientific problems. In particular, the Antarctic Sciences Section supports research that expands fundamental knowledge of the region as well as research that relies on the unique characteristics of the Antarctic continent as a platform from which to support research. Antarctic fieldwork will only be supported for research that can only be performed or is best performed in Antarctica. The Antarctic Sciences Section strongly encourages research using existing samples, models, and data as well as research at the intersection between disciplines.
Funded as Part of This Activity
Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences
Antarctic Earth Sciences Program
Antarctic Glaciology Program
Antarctic Integrated System Science
Antarctic Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
USAP Information for Proposers on USAP.gov
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U.S. Antarctic Program portal
U.S. Antarctic Program Participant Guide
Grantee Deployment Packets and Information
OPP Guidelines and Award Conditions for Scientific Data
U.S. Antarctic Program Data Coordination Center