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Announcements are provided to enhance public awareness about Antarctic-related events.

For news stories, visit the USAP News page, or subscribe to the USAP Announcements RSS Feed. Also, see the National Science Foundation News PageExternal U.S. government site or read The Antarctic SunExternal U.S. government site; the USAP's online newspaper.

DEADLINE July 1, 2019: Solicitation for Proposals Antarctic Artists and Writers Program Mar 27, 2019

DEADLINE July 1, 2019: Solicitation for Proposals Antarctic Artists and Writers Program

OPP's Antarctic Artists and Writers Program facilitates writing and the creation of art to increase public understanding and appreciation of the Antarctic and of human endeavors - specifically scientific research - on the southernmost continent.


Understanding Adaptations of Antarctic Species Mar 6, 2019

Understanding Adaptations of Antarctic Species

The Office of Polar Programs' Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems Program has issued a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) to encourage the submission of research proposals that would advance scientific understanding of how Antarctic creatures evolve and adapt to unique and ever-changing Antarctic environments.


OPP Seeks Biological Sciences Program Director Feb 14, 2019

OPP Seeks Biological Sciences Program Director

OPP seeks a qualified candidate for a program-director position for the Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems Program. The job would be located at NSF's headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.


Information for Grantees and Potential Grantees on the Effects of the Partial Government Shutdown on Proposal Processing Feb 1, 2019

Information for Grantees and Potential Grantees on the Effects of the Partial Government Shutdown on Proposal Processing

NSF has published a page of guidance for grantees and potential grantees on the effects that the recent 35-day funding lapse in appropriations and shutdown of the agency has had on deadlines and other elements of proposal processing.


Deadline Extended for Comments Sought for OPP Advisory Committee Document on Research-investment Priorities Feb 1, 2019

Deadline Extended for Comments Sought for OPP Advisory Committee Document on Research-investment Priorities

The OPP Advisory Committee has drafted a succinct and broad synthesis of recommended priorities for OPP research investments in the document. It is based on reports developed by the science and science-support communities over the past five years.


Comments Sought for OPP Advisory Committee Document on Research-investment Priorities Dec 22, 2018

Comments Sought for OPP Advisory Committee Document on Research-investment Priorities

The OPP Advisory Committee has drafted a succinct and broad synthesis of recommended priorities for OPP research investments in the document. The document is An Advisory Overview for the Office of Polar Programs.


Isern to Head Antarctic Sciences Section
AGU D.C.: Pose Questions to OPP Staff About Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science
Dear Colleague Letter: Leveraging Investments in Education and Polar Science
McGinn to Begin Temporary Assignment as Acting Head of Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section
NSF Office of Polar Programs Releases Updated Polar Code of Conduct
NSF Antarctic Station-Manager Position Open: Deadline, July 6, 2018
NSF Seeks Antarctic Sciences Section Head: Deadline, May 29, 2018
Dear Colleague Letter: Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) Employment Opportunities - Program Directors (Open Until Filled)
Policy Against Harassment Affirmed
MacDonald joins Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section
NSF seeks Program Director, Arctic Systems Sciences Program: Applications Due January 29
DEADLINE: Dear Colleague Letter on Provision of Capabilities for Storing, Curating, and Managing Scientific Ice Cores for the NSF Research Community Due February 15
DEADLINE: Request for Information on Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure Needs Due December 8
Alexandra Isern Appointed Acting Head of OPP's Antarctic Sciences Section
DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER: Support for Engaging Students and the Public in Polar Research
UPDATE: U.S. Antarctic Program Medical Reviews, Post Tropical Storm Harvey
Borg Appointed Temporary Geosciences Assistant Director
Sahler joins Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section
Bohnhoff Joins OPP as Polar Environmental, Safety and Health Section Head
Burns Joins OPP as Antarctic Integrated System Science Program Director
Notice: Flight Operations To and From McMurdo Station
Short to Head Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section
Sheppard Assumes New Role Within Antarctic Logistics Section
New Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Safety and Occupational Health Policy
Dr. Douglas Kowalewski Joins the NSF Antarctic Sciences Section
DEADLINE: Applications for Polar Geospatial Center Summer Boot Camp For Polar Researchers Due June 14, 2017
USAP Prime Contractor to Hold 'Industry Days' Conferences for Upcoming Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) Projects
New Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the NSF Antarctic Research Program Solicitation (NSF 17-543)
New Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Antarctic Artists and Writers (AAW) Program
Dear Colleague Letter: Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) Employment Opportunities - Program Directors (Open Until Filled)
Submission of Proposals to New Antarctic Research Program Solicitation: Deadline, May 23, 2017
Applications for 11th Antarctic Biology Training Program Due April 17, 2017
NSF Seeks Program Director, Antarctic Earth Sciences Program: Deadline, Open Until Filled
New NSF Program Director, Antarctic Glaciology
NSF Seeks Section Head, Polar Environment, Safety and Health: Deadline, February 10, 2017
NSF Seeks Section Head, Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics: Deadline, January 24, 2017
NSF Seeks Program Director, Antarctic Integrated System Science: Deadline, January 12, 2017
Applications for Field Experiences in Greenland and Antarctica for High School Students Due January 31, 2016
Teacher Applications for Palmer LTER Project Due December 23, 2016
U.S. Antarctic Program Investigator Dies in Snowmobile Accident
Statement From Dr. Kelly K. Falkner on the Death in Antarctica of Gordon Hamilton
New NSF Solicitation: The Future of Thwaites Glacier and its Contribution to Sea-level Rise
Polar Staff Members Awarded at 2016 NSF Director's Awards Ceremony
Carr Joins NSF's Division of Polar Programs Environmental, Safety, and Health Section
Electronic Answering System Set Up to Handle Temporary High Volume of Calls About Antarctic Physical-Qualification Process
Dear Colleague Letter: Support For Engaging Students and the Public in Polar Research
Antarctic Infrastructure Positions Open
Polar Research Community Advice and Opinions Sought on NSF Polar Programs Realignment
New United States Antarctic Program (USAP) Deployment Requirement: MMR Vaccine Now Mandatory
Message from Polar Senior Leadership the passing of Thomas N. Taylor
National Safety Stand Down, May 2-6, 2016
Brian W. Stone to Serve as NSF Director's First Chief of Staff
Dr. Scott Borg Honored With Presidential Award
Dr. Paul Cutler Appointed Program Director, Antarctic Integrated System Science Program
Dr. Thomas Wilch Appointed Antarctic Earth Sciences Program Director
Dr. Christian Fritsen Appointed Program Director for Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
Dear Colleague: Support for Engaging Students and the Public in Polar Research
Call for Researcher Applications to Host a PolarTREC Teacher in the 2016-2017 Season; Application Deadline: September 8, 2015
In Memorium: Winifred Reuning
NSF Seeks Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics
Antarctic Stations Celebrate 2015 Midwinter's Day
Dr. Sonya Lyatsky appointed Assistant Program Director for Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences
NSF Invites News Media to Apply for the Opportunity to Report on NSF-Supported Antarctic Research, Application Deadline July 31, 2015
NSF Seeks Program Director, Antarctic Integrated System Science: Deadline, June 23, 2015
Facts about the NSF and the United States Antarctic Program
Michael E. Jackson Joins PLR's Antarctic Sciences Section
Ms. Susanne LaFratta Appointed Section Head for the Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section of Polar Programs
Environmental Policy Specialist; Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section: Deadline, April 10, 2015
U.S. Researchers Can Apply for Travel Funds, International Antarctic Earth Science Symposium, Goa, India, July 2015
Glacial Isostatic Adjustment Training School Opportunity: Deadline, March 31, 2015
NSF/Polar Antarctic Funding Opportunity: Deadline, April 15, 2015
Statement by Dr. Kelly K. Falkner, Director of the Division of Polar Programs, on the Death of Alberto Behar
Restrictions for Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the United States Antarctic Program
USAP Participant Notice: Baggage Allowance Reduced Between Christchurch and McMurdo
Maj. Gen. Robert A. Knauff, Former New York Air National Guard Commander, Dies in Glider Crash
Draft Report on GEO Priorities and Frontiers 2015-2020, An Invitation for Public Comment
Scott Borg nominated for SAMMIE award
Chile Waives Reciprocity Fee for Travelers
Dear Colleague Letter Regarding Proposals for the Antarctic Sciences Solicitation
Information Related to the U.S Government Shutdown
USAP Dental X-Ray Requirements Changed
2014-16 USAP Participants Guide Now Available
USCGC Polar Star Stands Down From Antarctic Rescue; Will Proceed to McMurdo Station to Conduct Break-In
Staff Changes in the Division of Polar Programs
Fiscal Challenges Facing the U.S. Antarctic Program - A Message to the U.S. Antarctic Program Research Community
Staff Changes in Antarctic Sciences
USAP Deployment Forms Updated
NSF Charters Icebreaker to Support U.S. Research Stations in Antarctica
NSF/POLAR Funding Opportunity: Antarctic Artists and Writers Program - Deadline May 31, 2013
National Science Foundation Realignment Plans (Press Statement 12-002)
2012 Midwinter's Day Greetings from the United States Antarctic Stations
Research Vessel Icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer (NBP) Charter Extended
NSF/POLAR Antarctic Funding Opportunity - Deadline May31, 2012
Antarctic Support Contractor Seeks Qualified Job Applicants
New Program Officers Join Antarctic Sciences Division
New Report Unveils Eight Questions to Drive Future Research in Antarctica
USAP Grantee Alert: Icebreaker Status - Updated August 25, 2011
Norm Augustine to Lead Review of Antarctic Science
Read the NSF Press Release
New Zealand Earthquake: Updates and Impact on the United States Antarctic Program
UNOLS Hosts February Workshop on New Polar Research Vessel Development
IGY Scientist Left Indelible Mark on Polar Sciences
Subra Suresh Confirmed as NSF Director
USAP Participants Alert: September 2010 Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Status
Deceased University of Wisconsin Professor was Polar Pioneer in Meteorology
NSF Releases Open Government Plan
ARSV Laurence M. Gould Charter Extension
NSF Launches Open Government Web Page
NSF Director to Lead New Purdue Global Institute
AGIC Customer Service Plan Available to View
USAP Air Post Office Will No Longer Accept Registered Mail
USAP Baggage Allowance Changes
USAP Email Address Format Changing
New Generation of Polar Researchers (NGPR) Symposium
International Polar Year (IPY) Sea Ice Day
U.S. Opening Ceremony Celebrates the International Polar Year (IPY)
New ANtarctic geological DRILLing (ANDRILL) Project Site Released
The WAIS Web Site
"What's cool about WAIS?" Site
International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008