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Division of Polar Programs


Arctic Research Opportunities


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
William  Ambrose wambrose@nsf.gov (703) 292-8029  755 S  
William  J. Wiseman wwiseman@nsf.gov (703) 292-4750  755 S  
Marc  Stieglitz mstiegli@nsf.gov (703) 292-2461  755 S  
Neil  R. Swanberg nswanber@nsf.gov (703) 292-8029  755 S  
Diane  McKnight dmcknigh@nsf.gov (703) 292-4897  755 S  
Anna  M. Kerttula de Echave akerttul@nsf.gov (703) 292-7432  755 S  
Renee  D. Crain rcrain@nsf.gov (703) 292-4482  755 S  
Patrick  R. Haggerty phaggert@nsf.gov (703) 292-8577  755 S  
Elizabeth  L. Rom elrom@nsf.gov (703) 292-7709   
Simon  Stephenson sstephen@nsf.gov (703) 292-7435  755 S  

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  16-595

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Arctic Natural Sciences; Arctic Social Sciences; Arctic System Science; Arctic Observing Network

SYNOPSIS

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit proposals to the Arctic Sciences Section, Division of Polar Programs (PLR) to conduct research about the Arctic region.

The goal of this solicitation is to attract research proposals that advance a fundamental, process, and systems-level understanding of the Arctic's rapidly changing natural environment and social and cultural systems, and, where appropriate, to improve our capacity to project future change. The Arctic Sciences Section supports research focused on the Arctic region and its connectivity with lower latitudes. The scientific scope is aligned with, but not limited to, research challenges outlined in the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (https://www.nsf.gov/geo/plr/arctic/iarpc/start.jsp) five-year plans.

The Arctic Sciences Section coordinates with programs across NSF and with other federal and international partners to co-review and co-fund Arctic proposals as appropriate. The Arctic Sciences Section also maintains Arctic logistical infrastructure and field support capabilities that are available to enable research.

FUNDED AS PART OF THIS ACTIVITY

Arctic Natural Sciences Program

Arctic Observing Network

Arctic Research Support and Logistics Program

Arctic Social Sciences Program

Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Program

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

This program provides educational opportunities for  Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, K-12 Educators . Other opportunities for polar-related education proposals are outlined in the Dear Colleague Letter: Support for Engaging Students and the Public in Polar Research (NSF-16-119) (http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16119/nsf16119.jsp?org=NSF).

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

Dear Colleague Letter: Directorate of Geosciences, Division of Polar Programs, Arctic Science Section - Amending the Current Solicitation, Arctic Research Opportunities, in Regards to the Arctic Social Sciences Program (ASSP) (NSF 15-109)

Dear Colleague Letter: BEST synthesis proposals (NSF 10-067)

RELATED URLS
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REVISIONS AND UPDATES

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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