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Renee D. Crain, (703) 292-4482
Room 755 S

Henrietta Edmonds, (703) 292-7427
Room 755 S

Patrick R. Haggerty, (703) 292-8577
Room 755 S

Anna M. Kerttula de Echave, (703) 292-7432
Room 755 S

Erica Key, (703) 292-7434
Room 755 S

Ming-Yi Sun, (703) 292-7437
Room 755 S

Neil R. Swanberg, (703) 292-8029
Room 740 S

Marco Tedesco, (703) 292-7120
Room 755 S

William J. Wiseman, (703) 292-4750
Room 755 S

Solicitation 14-584

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.

A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  October 21, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit proposals to conduct research about the Arctic. Arctic research includes field and modeling studies, data analysis, and synthesis about the arctic region.

The goal of the NSF Section for Arctic Sciences, Division of Polar Programs (PLR), is to gain a better understanding of the Arctic's physical, biological, geological, chemical, social and cultural processes; the interactions of oceanic, terrestrial, atmospheric, biological, social, cultural, and economic systems; and the connections that define the Arctic. The Arctic Sciences and other NSF programs support projects that contribute to the development of the next generation of researchers and scientific literacy for all ages through education, outreach, and broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Program representatives from polar and other non-polar NSF programs that support arctic research coordinate across NSF, including joint review and funding of arctic proposals and mutual support of special projects with high logistical costs.

Arctic Natural Sciences Program
Arctic Observing Network
Arctic Research Support and Logistics Program
Arctic Social Sciences Program
Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Program

This program provides educational opportunities for

Undergraduate Students,

Graduate Students,

Postdoctoral Fellows,

K-12 Educators

. Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.

Dear Colleague Letter: BEST synthesis proposals (NSF 10-067)

Travel activities in remote parts of Greenland

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)


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