Deadline, May 23: New Antarctic Program Research Solicitation
February 28, 2017
The Office of Polar Programs has issued a new solicitation for Antarctic research proposals.
The NSF-managed U.S. Antarctic Program supports scientific research on the southernmost continent and provides related operational research support. OPP’s Antarctic Sciences Section supports research to:
- expand fundamental knowledge of the Antarctic region;
- improve understanding of interactions between the Antarctic region and global earth systems;
- utilize the unique characteristics of the Antarctic continent as an observing platform.
Antarctic fieldwork is supported for research that can only be performed or is best performed in Antarctica.
The Antarctic section encourages research using existing samples, models, and data that does not require fieldwork as well as research that crosses and combines disciplinary perspectives and approaches.
The new solicitation, which describes all requirements for submitting a proposal, may be found in HTML and PDF formats at the National Science Foundation web site.
The deadline for full proposals is 5:00 PM, at the submitter's local time, on May 23, 2017.
The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.