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More and Better Science in Antarctica Link to PDF file
NSF Blue Ribbon Panel Response External U.S. government site
McMurdo Master Plan Report Link to PDF file

Program Announcements
February 5, 2014
Dear Colleague Letter Regarding Proposals for the Antarctic Sciences Solicitation Dear Colleague Letter Regarding Proposals for the Antarctic Sciences Solicitation

Despite recent challenges, we wish to reassure the research community that the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Antarctic Program continue to encourage the development and submission of proposals in response to the Antarctic Sciences Solicitation.

November 21, 2013
Information Related to the U.S Government Shutdown Information Related to the U.S Government Shutdown

News and updates from the National Science Foundation regarding the October 2013 U.S. government shutdown and impacts to the U.S. Antarctic Program.

USAP Dental X-Ray Requirements Changed
2013-14 USAP Participants Guide Now Available
Featured Science
Stacy Kim studies Ross Sea predator and prey dynamics

Predator and Prey:
Ecologist Stacy Kim is studying the dynamics of the Ross Sea ecosystem and the food web interactions between top predators and their prey.

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