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Antarctic Glaciology

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Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


The Antarctic Glaciology Program(AG) program supports field, laboratory, remote sensing and modeling projects to understand the history and dynamics of the Antarctic ice sheets and ice shelves. Work on previously collected data and ice-core samples is encouraged. Proposers should investigate the utility of existing samples available from individual researchers and repositories such as the National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL) and the Antarctic and Arctic Data Consortium (A2DC).

Emphasis areas include but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing newly drilled or existing Antarctic ice-cores to advance knowledge of global environmental change;
  • Using ground-based measurements, remotely sensed data, and numerical modeling of ice sheets, glaciers, and ice streams to advance understanding of ice-sheet dynamics and subglacial hydrology;
  • Studying the evolution of glacial activity over the last few million years, as preserved in land-based sediments and exposed in outcrops;
  • Organizing planning activities for future ice-core drilling programs.

Program contacts

Paul M. Cutler
Program Director, Antarctic Glaciology
pcutler@nsf.gov (703) 292-4961 GEO/EAR

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