Funding Opportunity Announcement - 2013 Antarctic Solicitation

Date: 
15 January 2013

Funding Opportunity Announcement
2013 Antarctic Solicitation
Division of Polar Programs/Antarctic Science Division
Geosciences Directorate
National Science Foundation

Full proposal deadline: Monday, 15 April 2013

For the full solicitation, please click on the '13-527' link at:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5519

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The Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation (NSF), has
released the 2013 Antarctic Solicitation (NSF 13-527) for support of
projects in Antarctica during the 2014-2015 field season or projects in
the United States beginning in early 2014.

Scientific research and operational support of that research are the
principal activities supported by the U.S. Government in Antarctica. The
goals are to expand fundamental knowledge of the region, to foster
research on global and regional problems of current scientific
importance, and to use Antarctica as a platform from which to support
research. The U.S. Antarctic Program provides support for fieldwork only
when a compelling justification exists for doing the work in Antarctica
(i.e., the work can only be done or is best done in Antarctica). The
program also supports Antarctic-related analytical research performed at
home organizations and strongly encourages research using existing
samples, models, and data as well as research at the intersection
between disciplines.

To assess field support requirements in an accurate and timely way and
to streamline decisions for award or decline, changes have been made to
the way that field support information is gathered and the way that some
items are budgeted. See the field support section of this solicitation
for important information about requesting support. Planners at the
support contractor are available to assist investigators with questions
about field or logistical support.

Additional information related to logistical planning that should be
considered when preparing your proposal and Logistical Requirements and
Field Plan can be found at: http://www.usap.gov/proposalInformation/.

Investigators unsure of the logistics requirements necessary to
accomplish their research goals should contact their Program Director,
the Antarctic Research and Logistics Integration Program Director
(Alexandra Isern, aisern@nsf.gov), or a Research Support Manager in the
Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section (Jessie Crain,
jlcrain@nsf.gov; Tim McGovern, tmcgover@nsf.gov) before submitting their
proposals.

Full proposal deadline: Monday, 15 April 2013.

Deadlines for future solicitations will also be 15 April.

For the full solicitation, please click on the '13-527' link at:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5519.

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