The National Science Foundation has released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) and solicitation for supporting open polar research software.
Federal agencies are celebrating 2023 as a Year of Open Science. Open software tools, libraries, frameworks, and data are playing increasingly prominent and impactful roles in activities supported by the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), as they are across federally funded research.
Complementing the disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and cyberinfrastructure goals articulated in the current Antarctic and Arctic solicitations, this Dear Colleague Letter (NSF DCL 23-053) is designed to encourage the sustainable development and use of open-source software, tools, libraries, and frameworks that are critical for OPP scientific objectives. OPP encourages the submission of new proposals and supplemental funding requests which support the opening, documenting, and sharing of open polar research software/code.
Principal Investigators are encouraged to contact Allen Pope, Program Officer for Polar Cyberinfrastructure at apope [at] nsf.gov, with any questions pertaining to this DCL and to discuss the scope and size of potential proposals.
Proposal deadline for full consideration in Fiscal Year 2023: 1 May 2023. Supplemental funding requests may be submitted at any time.