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NSF-Funded Researcher James McClintock Discusses With NPR Host Changes at NSF's Palmer Station
News  /  Tuesday March 14, 2017
James. B. McClintock, a researcher at UAB - The University of Alabama at Birmingham, was interviewed by NPR's David Greene this morning about changes he has seen over the years Palmer Station...

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Ecological Society of America Honors Antarctic Researcher Diana Wall
News  /  Tuesday March 14, 2017
Diana Wall, the founding director of the Colorado State University's School of Global Environmental Sustainability and a longtime researcher with the #NSFfunded McMurdo Long Term Ecological Research site (LTER), has been named...

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Pioneering Women in Antarctica
News  /  Monday March 6, 2017
In commemoration of Women's History Month, which began March 1, an image of the first all-woman Antarctic science team, from The Ohio State University, in Christchurch, New Zealand, en route to Antarctica...

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Video: A Teacher's Tour of NSF's South Pole Station
News  /  Thursday March 2, 2017
Kate Miller, a teacher at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va., was a participant in the NSF-funded PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) program at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station during...

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Submission of Proposals to New Antarctic Research Program Solicitation: Deadline, May 23, 2017 Feb 27, 2017

Submission of Proposals to New Antarctic Research Program Solicitation: Deadline, May 23, 2017

The Office of Polar Programs has issued a new solicitation for Antarctic research proposals. 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.

Applications for 11th Antarctic Biology Training Program Due April 17, 2017 Feb 15, 2017

Applications for 11th Antarctic Biology Training Program Due April 17, 2017

NSF will sponsor the 11th Antarctic Biology Training Program (for early career scientists) at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in January 2018. A collaboration between the University of San Francisco and the University of Southern California, the Antarctic Biology Training Program has a record of introducing participants to Antarctic science.

NSF Seeks Program Director, Antarctic Earth Sciences Program: Deadline, Open Until Filled
New NSF Program Director, Antarctic Glaciology


Special Report

A site map of the proposed new McMurdo Station taken from the NSF Blue Ribbon Panel Report

Take a look at the National Science Foundations's plans for the future of science and logistics in Antarctica.

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International Jazz Day is celebrated at South Pole Station

Video: International Jazz Day is Celebrated at South Pole Station

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