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Antarctic Research

Name Email Phone Room
Vladimir  Papitashvili (703) 292-7425  755 S  
Thomas  Wilch (703) 292-7956  755 S  
Paul  Cutler (703) 292-4961  755 S  
Peter  Milne (703) 292-4714  755 S  
Christian  Fritsen (703) 292-7437  755 S  
Michael  E. Jackson (703) 292-7120  755 S  
Elizabeth  L. Rom (703) 292-7709  725 N  
Jessie  L. Crain (703) 292-7457  755 S  
Timothy  M. McGovern (703) 292-4248  755 S  


Solicitation  16-541

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.


Full Proposal Deadline Date

    April 17, 2017

    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 (ANT), Division of Polar Programs (PLR), 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 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.


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

U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) website

USAP Information for Proposers on

USAP Proposal Preparation Information

Participant On-Line Antarctic Resource Information Coordination Environment (POLAR ICE)

U.S. Antarctic Program Participant Guide

Grantee Deployment Packets and Information

Dear Colleague Letter: Data Management and Data Reporting Requirements for Research Awards Supported by the Division of Polar Programs

U.S. Antarctic Program Data Center (USAP-DC)


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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program