Dear Colleague Letter: Engaging Students and the Public in Polar Research
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Dear Colleague Letter Issued:
Support for Engaging Students and the Public in Polar Research

Posted August 8, 2016

Dear Colleagues:

The Geosciences and Education and Human Resources Directorates are partnering to advance and develop understanding of learning environments that build upon the rich interdisciplinary resources emerging from polar investments. To that end, the Division of Polar Programs (PLR), the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and the Division of Research on Learning (DRL) encourage proposals that will leverage the extensive National Science Foundation (NSF) investment in polar sciences and infrastructure, and STEM education research and development, to promote an informed citizenry and the next generation of polar scientists. In order to advance polar science educational opportunities, PLR, DUE and DRL will accept and review proposals for research and development projects that facilitate access to polar research efforts in (1) undergraduate education, (2) informal science education or (3) formal PK-12 science or math education.

Proposals must be submitted to either the Improving Undergraduate Science Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) deadline of November 2, 2016, the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) deadline of November 8, 2016, or the Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) deadline of December 5, 2016.

Those considering submitting a proposal in response to this opportunity are strongly encouraged to contact Lisa Rom:; 703-292-7709, the cognizant program officer who can answer questions and provide further guidance.

For further information, please see the full Dear Colleague Letter at the National Science Foundation site.