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Office of Polar Programs

William Ambrose, (703) 292-8029
Room 755 S

Anjuli S. Bamzai, (703) 292-8688
Room 755 S

Renee D. Crain, (703) 292-4482
Room 755 S

Patrick R. Haggerty, (703) 292-8577
Room 755 S

Anna M. Kerttula de Echave, (703) 292-7432
Room 755 S

Diane McKnight, (703) 292-4897
Room 755 S

Jennifer L. Mercer, (703) 292-7453
Room 755 S

Frank R. Rack, (703) 292-2684
Room 755 S

Elizabeth L. Rom, (703) 292-7709
Room 725 N

Simon Stephenson, (703) 292-7435
Room 755 S

Marc Stieglitz, (703) 292-2461
Room 755 S

Cynthia L. Suchman, (703) 292-2092
Room 755 S

Neil R. Swanberg, (703) 292-8029
Room 755 S

William J. Wiseman, (703) 292-4750
Room 755 S

Solicitation 16-595

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 Accepted Anytime

        Arctic Natural Sciences; Arctic Social Sciences; Arctic System Science; Arctic Observing Network

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit proposals to the Arctic Sciences Section, Division of Polar Programs (PLR) to conduct research about the Arctic region.

The goal of this solicitation is to attract research proposals that advance a fundamental, process, and systems-level understanding of the Arctic's rapidly changing natural environment and social and cultural systems, and, where appropriate, to improve our capacity to project future change. The Arctic Sciences Section supports research focused on the Arctic region and its connectivity with lower latitudes. The scientific scope is aligned with, but not limited to, research challenges outlined in the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee ( five-year plans.

The Arctic Sciences Section coordinates with programs across NSF and with other federal and international partners to co-review and co-fund Arctic proposals as appropriate. The Arctic Sciences Section also maintains Arctic logistical infrastructure and field support capabilities that are available to enable research.

Arctic Natural Sciences Program
Arctic Observing Network
Arctic Social Sciences Program
Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Program

This program provides educational opportunities for

Undergraduate Students,

K-12 Educators


Dear Colleague Letter: Directorate of Geosciences, Division of Polar Programs, Arctic Science Section - Amending the Current Solicitation, Arctic Research Opportunities, in Regards to the Arctic Social Sciences Program (ASSP) (NSF 15-109)
Dear Colleague Letter: BEST synthesis proposals (NSF 10-067)

Arctic Research Support and Logistics
Travel activities to remote parts of Greenland

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


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