Antarctic Research


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Paul  M. Cutler pcutler@nsf.gov (703) 292-4961  W7217  
Karla  Heidelberg kheidelb@nsf.gov (703) 292-2586  W7153  
Michael  E. Jackson mejackso@nsf.gov (703) 292-7120  W7239  
Peter  Milne pmilne@nsf.gov (703) 292-4714  W7116  
Robert  Moore rmoore@nsf.gov (703) 292-7990  W7188  
Vladimir  Papitashvili vpapita@nsf.gov (703) 292-7425  W7118  
Allen  Pope apope@nsf.gov (702) 292-2858  W7100  
David  A. Sutherland dasuther@nsf.gov (703) 292-8030   
Maria  Vernet mvernet@nsf.gov (703) 292-8030   
Elizabeth  L. Rom elrom@nsf.gov (703) 292-7709  W8164  
Jessie  L. Crain jlcrain@nsf.gov (703) 292-7457  W7126  
Timothy  M. McGovern tmcgover@nsf.gov (703) 292-4248  W7124  


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  21-567

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after June 1, 2020. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 20-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Proposals requesting Antarctic fieldwork should be submitted no less than eighteen months prior to the desired deployment.


SYNOPSIS

The Antarctic Sciences Section (ANT) of the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) supports cutting-edge research that:

  • Improves understanding of interactions among the Antarctic region and global systems;
  • Expands fundamental knowledge of Antarctic systems, biota, and processes; and
  • Utilizes the unique characteristics of the Antarctic region as a science observing platform.

The U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) supports scientific research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean with logistics provided by OPP’s Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section (AIL). Antarctic fieldwork is supported only for research that must be performed, or is best performed, in Antarctica. ANT encourages research, using existing samples, data, and models, that do not require fieldwork.

ANT encourages and supports research that crosses and combines disciplinary perspectives and approaches. ANT also supports proposals that promote effective collaborations between Polar and cyberinfrastructure researchers.

When making investments, ANT seeks broad representation of PIs and institutions in its award portfolio, including a geographically diverse set of institutions (including those in EPSCoR jurisdictions) and PIs who are women, early-career researchers, members of underrepresented minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


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