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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 National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2018, its budget is $7.8 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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