Funding Opportunity: Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OPP-PRF)
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Postdoctoral student prepares soil KCl extractions. A solution of water and KCl (salt) is used to extract soluble inorganic nitrogen from soils from the McMurdo Dry Valleys. To learn more about the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, visit

Funding Opportunity: Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OPP-PRF)

The Office of Polar Programs is seeking qualified applicants for the 2022 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (PRF).

The PRF provides opportunities for early-career scientists, including social scientists, to accomplish one or more of the following goals:

  • Expand their work across traditional disciplinary lines
  • Develop new partnerships connecting the polar regions and/or non-polar research communities
  • Provide entry to researchers who have traditionally had limited access to polar research resources, sites, and facilities


The program encourages new investigators who have not previously worked in polar regions and/or innovative techniques that have not previously been applied to polar science into polar research. Additionally, the OPP-PRF aims to support beginning investigators with experiences that will establish them in positions of leadership in the scientific community.

The deadline to apply is February 7, 2022. Learn more about the program and how to apply on the NSF website.