Internal Deadline: November 19, 2021, 5pm PT
External Deadline: February 25, 2022
Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement
Estimated Number of Awards: 1
Anticipated Funding Amount: $3,500,000 to $4,000,000
Who May Serve as PI: No restrictions or limits.
Link to Award: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21618/nsf21618.htm
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://orif.usc.edu/oor-portal/.
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
The Office of Polar Programs (OPP) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports a broad portfolio of creative and innovative scientific research, engineering, and education in and about the polar regions, catalyzing fundamental discovery and understanding of polar systems and their global interactions to inform the nation and advance the welfare of all people. OPP supports world-class Arctic and Antarctic science through grants to researchers across the U.S. and provides polar facilities and logistical support for that research.
The Facilitator of Polar STEAM will be responsible for creating programs that support the inclusion of educators in NSF-funded scientific research programs in the Arctic and the Antarctic and that support the access of artists and writers to NSF-funded scientific facilities and research activities in the Antarctic. An overarching goal of the initiative is to reach diverse audiences with information, materials, resources, and events that inspire and engage students and the general public with the NSF-supported scientific research underway in the Arctic and Antarctic.
The Facilitator will be responsible for supporting educators, artists and writers who wish to apply to the programs by answering all inquiries about the programs during the application process, developing an online application system, communicating with NSF science and logistic program officers and logistics contractors to ensure the suitability of applications, and creating a review and ranking process for the applications. The Facilitator will also be responsible for communicating with and recruiting NSF-funded scientists who will host educators, artists and writers as participants in their field teams.
Budgetary Requirements: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.