Research Opportunities
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Through the Office of Polar Programs (OPP), the NSF provides grants to scientists at U.S. institutions, Federal agencies, and other research organizations to conduct research in Antarctica as well as analytical research at home institutions. Research is conducted in the region roughly south of 60° south latitude in disciplines including biology and medicine, atmospheric, earth, and ocean sciences, and aeronomy and astrophysics.


Antarctic ResearchExternal U.S. government site
NSF's Antarctic research opportunities and guidelines on how to prepare a proposal for research support.

The Office of Polar Programs also supports Polar STEAMExternal U.S. government site, which enables literature and art projects that serve to increase our understanding of Antarctica and help document its heritage.

For more information about opportunities within the Office of Polar Programs or related NSF programs, go to the Office of Polar Programs web pageExternal U.S. government site.