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Penhale to receive 1998 AGU Ocean Sciences Award
U.S. Antarctic Program news
Upcoming deadlines for special
Scientists are reminded that deadlines
for a number of National Science Foundation cross-directorate or other
special funding opportunities that should be of interest to the polar community
are approaching. The table lists each of these National Science Foundation
programs and the associated deadlines.
aBefore submitting a proposal, interested researchers were required
to submit a "notice of intent" by 6 January 1998.
Penhale to receive 1998 AGU Ocean
In recognition of her success and dedication
in building and maintaining a high-quality, balanced polar science program,
Polly A. Penhale, program manager for the National Science Foundation's
(NSF) Antarctic Biology and Medicine Program, will receive the American
Geophysical Union's (AGU) 1998 Ocean Sciences Award in February 1998 at
the AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego, California. The award is made
in recognition of excellence and lasting contributions to ocean sciences.
As a science administrator, Dr. Penhale has developed a research program
that includes not only diverse single-investigator projects but also large,
multidisciplinary projects, some of which are international in scope. Under
her management the traditional single-investigator portion of the polar
biology and medicine program has become a competitive but balanced program,
embracing the diverse constituencies in the biology and medicine communities.
This is exemplified in the results of a recent study that found that if
the biology and medicine program did not exist, proposals would be distributed
among 31 different NSF programs. Through her efforts, the U.S. Antarctic
Program has become an active component of such important international
projects as the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study and the Global Ocean Ecosystem
Dynamics program. She has also taken an active role in the organizations
that provide scientific input to the Antarctic Treaty system. These activities
demonstrate her commitment to protecting and preserving the unique environment
of the antarctic region.