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Office of Polar Programs

Antarctic Research

Name Email Phone Room
Jennifer  Burns (703) 292-2120  W7178  
Paul  M. Cutler (703) 292-4961  W7217  
Karla  Heidelberg (703) 292-2586  W7153  
Michael  E. Jackson (703) 292-7120  W7239  
Peter  Milne (703) 292-4714  W7116  
Vladimir  Papitashvili (703) 292-7425  W7118  
Elizabeth  L. Rom (703) 292-7709  W8164  
Jessie  L. Crain (703) 292-7457  W7126  
Timothy  M. McGovern (703) 292-4248  W7124  


Solicitation  19-595

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 19-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

        Proposals requesting Antarctic fieldwork should be submitted no less than eighteen months prior to the desired deployment.


The Antarctic Sciences Section (ANT) of the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) supports cutting-edge research to:

  • Expand fundamental knowledge of Antarctic systems, biota, and processes
  • Improve understanding of interactions among the Antarctic region and global systems
  • Utilize the unique characteristics of the Antarctic region as a science observing platform

The U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) supports scientific research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean with logistics provided by OPP’s Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section (AIL). Antarctic fieldwork is supported only for research that must be performed, or is best performed, in Antarctica. ANT encourages research, using existing samples, data, and models, that does not require fieldwork. ANT also encourages research that crosses and combines, disciplinary perspectives and approaches.


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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program