Antarctic Research Not Requiring U.S. Antarctic Program Field Support

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23-508

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Supports research that uses existing data and samples and other research not requiring a presence in Antarctica to investigate the interactions between the Antarctic region and global systems or investigate Antarctic systems, biota and processes.

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;
  • Utilizes previously collected samples or focuses on non-field-supported themes;
  • Utilizes the unique characteristics of the Antarctic region as a science observing platform; and
  • Builds capacity and enhances diversity in the US workforce for polar-related science.

ANT encourages and supports non-fieldwork research that crosses and combines disciplinary perspectives and approaches from other fields. ANT encourages and supports research that uses existing data and samples and other research not requiring a presence in Antarctica. Proposals that require USAP support for field work must use solicitation NSF 23-XXX, Antarctic Research Requiring U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Support for Fieldwork.

Diversifying and broadening participation is a priority for the Antarctic Sciences Section. ANT encourages the leadership, partnership, and contributions of individuals who are members of groups underrepresented and/or underserved in all opportunities in STEM education programs and careers. ANT promotes and expects that all individuals, including those from groups that are underrepresented and/or underserved in STEM are treated equitably and inclusively throughout the Foundation’s proposal and award process.

The Antarctic Sciences Section coordinates with programs across NSF and with other federal and international partners to co-review and co-fund Antarctic-related proposals as appropriate.

Program contacts

Kelly M. Brunt
Program Director, Antarctic Glaciology & Oceans and Atmospheric Sciences
kbrunt@nsf.gov (703) 292-8457 GEO/OPP
Paul M. Cutler
Program Director, Glaciology, Ice Core Science & Geomorphology
pcutler@nsf.gov (703) 292-4961 GEO/OPP
Rebecca Gast
Program Director, Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
rgast@nsf.gov (703) 292-2356 GEO/OPP
Michael E. Jackson
Program Director, Earth Science, Geodesy & Geophysics
mejackso@nsf.gov (703) 292-8033 GEO/OPP
Vladimir O. Papitashvili
Program Director, Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences & Antarctic Instrumentation
vpapita@nsf.gov (703) 292-7425 GEO/OPP
Allen J. Pope
Program Director, Polar Cyberinfrastructure
apope@nsf.gov (703) 292-2858 GEO/OPP
Maria Vernet
Program Director, Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
mvernet@nsf.gov (703) 292-5308 GEO/OPP
Elizabeth L. Rom
Program Director, Polar Education
elrom@nsf.gov (703) 292-7709 GEO/OCE
Jessie L. Crain
Antarctic Research Logistics Support Manager
jlcrain@nsf.gov (703) 292-7457 GEO/OPP
Timothy M. McGovern
Oceans Project Manager
tmcgover@nsf.gov (703) 292-4248 GEO/OPP

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