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Research community encouraged to take part in survey as part of Arctic science portfolio review

September 25, 2018

The National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs (OPP) is seeking input from the arctic research community for its Arctic Science Section (ARC) Portfolio Review Committee, which is reviewing ARC’s successes as well as potential future changes in the scope and structure of its programs, and the balance of its funding.

In March 2018, a committee of 16 Arctic experts from a range of disciplines was assembled to conduct the review. The results of the survey will be critical to the deliberations of the Portfolio Review Committee.

ARC funds research within and across a wide range of disciplines, all affected by rapidly changing natural and social Arctic systems. Survey responses will be crucial to the future of ARC programs.

OPP is seeking frank, constructive and informative responses. Survey responses will be anonymous, as the results are identified only by a computer-generated ID number. Only aggregate findings will be included in the final report.

The survey should take roughly 1-15 minutes to complete.

Click on, or copy-and-paste, this link in any Web browser to access survey. From there, just follow the instructions:

A browser that runs Flash is required, but it is also possible install and run Flash if the browser requests it.

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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