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Office of Polar Programs

Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences

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Vladimir  Papitashvili (703) 292-7425  755 S  


18-530  Program Solicitation

Important Information for Proposers

ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 18-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 18-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


The Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences Program (AAGS) sponsors cutting-edge, transformative, and emerging research that uses Antarctica as an observing platform or investigates the role of the Antarctic upper atmosphere in global environmental processes. Interdisciplinary studies that focus on how solar activity influences the properties and dynamics of the polar atmosphere and the global geospace system are especially encouraged.

Emphasis areas include but are not limited to:

  • Geospace:
    • Solar wind interaction with Earth's magnetic field;
    • Upper atmosphere coupling with the mesosphere and lower thermosphere;
    • Dissociation and ionization processes effecting atmospheric temperature change and dynamics of neutral winds, particularly in the context of planetary atmospheric waves and tides.
  • Astrophysics (including Cosmic Rays and Solar Physics):
    • Fundamental physics and evolution of the universe,
    • Cosmic microwave background radiation,
    • Galactic astronomy,
    • Solar and cosmic-ray physics, and high-energy neutrino physics.



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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program