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Polar Programs (PLR)

PLR Special Announcement

Section Head for PLR's Polar Environment, Safety and Head Section Appointed.

(30 March 2015)

PLR Special Announcements

Division of Polar Programs Special Announcements Archive

(11 February 2015)

Automatic Compliance Checking in Fastlane

On March 15, 2013, FastLane will begin automatic compliance checking of all submitted proposals.

Programs and Funding Opportunities

Key: Crosscutting Crosscutting | NSF Wide Flag NSF-wide

Antarctic Research
bullet Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences
bullet Antarctic Earth Sciences Program
bullet Antarctic Glaciology Program
bullet Antarctic Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
bullet Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
Antarctic Artists and Writers Program
Arctic Research Opportunities
bullet Arctic Natural Sciences Program
bullet Arctic Observing Network  (AON)
bullet Arctic Research Support and Logistics Program
bullet Arctic Social Sciences Program
bullet Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Program
Arctic SEES (ArcSEES)
Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce NSF Wide Flag
Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)
Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) NSF Wide Flag
Science of Learning Centers (SLC) NSF Wide Flag
Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability NSF-Wide Investment (SEES) NSF Wide Flag Crosscutting
bullet Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction using Earth System Models  (EaSM) NSF Wide Flag Crosscutting
bullet Dimensions of Biodiversity FY2016
bullet Ocean Acidification  (OA)
bullet Research Coordination Networks
bullet Water Sustainability and Climate  (WSC)
Academic Research Infrastructure Program: Recovery and Reinvestment (ARI-Rē) Crosscutting
Archiving and Discovering of Data and Metadata Generated through Projects Funded by the NSF Arctic Sciences Section
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)
Long Term Ecological Research (LTER-NCO)
Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)
Management and Operation of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory (ICNO)
Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2)
Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - S2I2 (SI2-S2I2) Crosscutting

Featured NSF-wide Programs

NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows NSF Wide Flag

Sustainability Research Networks Competition NSF Wide Flag

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NSF Educational Opportunities by Audience

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For Graduate Students

For Postdoctoral Fellows

For K-12 Educators

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)
(NSF  16-511) Posted November 5, 2015

Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)
(NSF  16-509) Posted October 28, 2015

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Posted October 14, 2015

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  16-503) Posted October 14, 2015

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Posted August 3, 2015

Upcoming Due Dates See All

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  16-503) Letter of Intent: December 9, 2015, Applies to both tracks

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)
(NSF  16-511) Letter of Intent: January 11, 2016

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Full Proposal: January 11, 2016

Major Research Instrumentation Program:
(NSF  15-504) Full Proposal: January 13, 2016

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Full Proposal: January 20, 2016, Institutional Transformation (IT)

News See All

Bacteria attached to phytoplankton Research spotlights a previously unknown microbial 'drama' playing in the Southern Ocean
Released July 27, 2015
Press Release
a young polar bear Polar bears experience limited energy savings in summer, new study finds
Released July 16, 2015
News From the Field
Ken Mankoff monitors the WISSARD borehole. Surprisingly high geothermal heating revealed beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Released July 10, 2015
Press Release
View of NSF's McMurdo Station, Antarctica NSF invites news media to apply for the opportunity to report on NSF-supported Antarctic research
Released July 6, 2015
Media Advisory
a GPS station nearby a supraglacial lake A check on runaway lake drainage
Released June 3, 2015
News From the Field
Tractors towing a Danish research station on the ice sheet in Greenland NSF helps move a 'scientific mountain'
Released June 3, 2015
Press Release
core from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet New study shows influence on climate of fresh water during last ice age
Released May 28, 2015
News From the Field
Antarctica surface Researchers find 200-year lag between climate events in Greenland, Antarctica
Released April 29, 2015
News From the Field

Events Calendar See All

September 10, 2015  - January 21, 2016
ADVANCE IT and IT-Catalyst pre-proposal Technical Assistance Webinars

November 9, 2015  - December 9, 2016
2016 NRT Informational Webinars

December 2, 2015  - December 3, 2015
EHR Advisory Committee Fall 2015 Meeting
Advisory Committee Meeting

December 3, 2015  - December 4, 2015
Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program Panel

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