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Office of Polar Programs
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research
Suspension of the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Polar Regions Research Program (Dear Colleague Letter, NSF 13-086)
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Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
The Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research program supports training and research for recent doctoral degree recipients in any aspect of scientific study of the Antarctic and/or the Arctic within the Division of Polar Programs (POLAR) program areas (http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=plr ). The program also provides travel grants to those eligible for fellowships for the purpose of meeting prospective mentors and colleagues, presenting seminars, discussing mutual research and/or education interests, evaluating facilities and professional development opportunities, and initiating collaborative relationships.
The fellowship program develops and trains recent Ph.D.s (especially those new to polar research) with concomitant goals to
- promote scientific research in polar regions;
- support innovative research in emerging areas;
- encourage interdisciplinary research;
- foster activities that create broader impacts for science and society; and
- increase the participation of under-represented groups in polar regions research.
This program provides educational opportunities for Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows. Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.