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The National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs has issued a new solicitation for Antarctic research proposals.

The NSF-managed U.S. Antarctic Program supports scientific research on the southernmost continent and provides related operational research support. OPP's Antarctic Sciences Section supports research to:

  • Expand fundamental knowledge of the Antarctic region
  • Improve understanding of interactions between the Antarctic region and global earth systems
  • Utilize the unique characteristics of the Antarctic continent as an observing platform

Antarctic fieldwork is supported for research that can only be performed or is best performed in Antarctica. The Antarctic section encourages research using existing samples, models, and data that does not require fieldwork as well as research that crosses and combines disciplinary perspectives and approaches.

The new solicitation, which describes all requirements for submitting a proposal, may be found in HTML and PDF formats at the above link.

The deadline for full proposals is 5 p.m., at the submitter's local time, on May 23.