Division of Polar Programs
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research
This program has been archived.
Suspension of the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Polar Regions Research Program (Dear Colleague Letter, NSF 13-086)
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is
effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent
with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit
Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR § 200). Please be advised that
the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 apply to proposals submitted in response to this
The Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research program supports training and research for recent doctoral degree recipients in any aspect of scientific study of the Antarctic and/or the Arctic within the Division of Polar Programs (POLAR) program areas (http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=plr ). The program also provides travel grants to those eligible for fellowships for the purpose of meeting prospective mentors and colleagues, presenting seminars, discussing mutual research and/or education interests, evaluating facilities and professional development opportunities, and initiating collaborative relationships.
The fellowship program develops and trains recent Ph.D.s (especially those new to polar research) with concomitant goals to
- promote scientific research in polar regions;
- support innovative research in emerging areas;
- encourage interdisciplinary research;
- foster activities that create broader impacts for science and society; and
- increase the participation of under-represented groups in polar regions research.
This program provides educational opportunities for
Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.
Antarctic Research (NSF 10-543)
Arctic Research Opportunities Arctic Natural Sciences; Arctic Social Sciences; Arctic System Science; Arctic Observing Networks; and Cyberinfrastructure (NSF 10-503)
Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences
Antarctic Earth Sciences Program
Antarctic Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
Arctic Natural Sciences
Arctic Social Sciences
Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Program
Arctic Observing Network
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research -- General Information
Information Booklet for Polar Programs Postdoctoral Research Fellows, June 2009
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program