Scientific research, and operational support of that research, are the principal activities supported by the United States 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 the region as a platform from which to support research. For projects involving fieldwork, the U.S. Antarctic Program supports only that research that can be done exclusively in Antarctica or that can be done best from Antarctica. The program also supports analytical research performed at home organizations. This document -- summarizes antarctic research opportunities describes facilities and support in Antarctica provides information essential for preparing antarctic proposals links to an online system you must use to request field support in Antarctica links to
further information Important: To request field support, use the Polar Ice worksheets as instructed in the Proposal Preparation Section of this solicitation. You must finish this substantial task before you submit your proposal to NSF. Start on it 2 weeks or more before you plan to submit the proposal. To confirm to NSF that field support is not required, use the no-fieldwork worksheet described in the Proposal Preparation Section. An antarctic proposal that does not contain fieldwork worksheets or the no-fieldwork worksheet is subject to return without review. Use this Antarctic Research document with the NSF-wide Grant Proposal Guide.
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NSF Publication 05-567
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