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Announcing Launch of NSF Antarctic Helpline

NSF Antarctic Helpline

NSF Antarctic Helpline

April 10, 2023

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. In recognition of this critical topic, NSF has launched the new NSF Antarctic Helpline, which provides immediate crisis intervention and emotional support to survivors of sexual assault or sexual harassment via phone, text, or online chat

Click here to learn more about the launch of the NSF Antarctic Helpline from NSF’s Director, Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan.

Helpline support specialists provide live, confidential, one-on-one crisis intervention, emotional support, and information about reporting and support resources, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NSF Antarctic Helpline:
Phone: 833-673-1733
Text: 202-932-7569
Website and Online Chat:

To report a sexual assault or sexual harassment incident, email:

If you have any questions about the NSF Antarctic Helpline or if you would like to learn more about NSF’s Sexual Assault/Harassment Prevention and Response (SAHPR) Program Office, feel free to email

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