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New Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Antarctic Artists and Writers (AAW) Program

March 31, 2017

The Antarctic Artists and Writers (AAW) Program has released a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). They are not intended to be a modification of the Program Solicitation. If there are any inconsistencies between the AAW Program Solicitation and these FAQs, the information in the Program Solicitation prevails.

Before preparing AAW proposals please read the AAW Solicitation and refer to the general information about NSF proposal submission including:

Additional information and a list of past participants of the Antarctic Artists and Writers Program can be found at:


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.

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