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Office of Polar Programs

Antarctic Glaciology

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Paul  M. Cutler (703) 292-4961  755 S  


17-543  Program Solicitation

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


The Antarctic Glaciology Program(AG) program supports field, laboratory, remote sensing and modeling projects to understand the history and dynamics of the Antarctic ice sheets and ice shelves. Work on previously collected data and ice-core samples is encouraged. Proposers should investigate the utility of existing samples available from individual researchers and repositories such as the National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL) and the Antarctic and Arctic Data Consortium (A2DC).

Emphasis areas include but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing newly drilled or existing Antarctic ice-cores to advance knowledge of global environmental change;
  • Using ground-based measurements, remotely sensed data, and numerical modeling of ice sheets, glaciers, and ice streams to advance understanding of ice-sheet dynamics and subglacial hydrology;
  • Studying the evolution of glacial activity over the last few million years, as preserved in land-based sediments and exposed in outcrops;
  • Organizing planning activities for future ice-core drilling programs.

Antarctic Glaciological Data Center (National Snow and Ice Data Center)

Ice Drilling Program Office and Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDPO-IDDO)

National Ice Core Laboratory (U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, and NSF)

NICL Science Management (University of New Hampshire)

U.S. International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition (ITASE)

West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Ice Core

WAISCORES data (Antarctic Glaciological Data Center, National Snow and Ice Data Center)

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program