Division of Polar Programs
Organization of Projects on Environmental Research in the Arctic
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Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.
This solicitation seeks proposals for activities to foster and sustain collaboration among projects funded by NSF that contribute to the US arctic environmental change research effort. Many of these projects began during the International Polar Year (IPY) and are currently affiliated with the US Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) and the Arctic Observation Network. Others are supported outside of the auspices of SEARCH and IPY. The project or projects supported through this solicitation will provide resources to the scientific leadership that are needed to implement SEARCH's broad science agenda. The scope covers SEARCH generally and its component parts, observing, understanding and responding. One key additional effort, which has gained prominence during the IPY, is needed to tie all these together: a robust and modern approach to managing and enabling discovery of Arctic scientific data.
Arctic Observing Network
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program