Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


NSF’s Education and Human Resources (EHR) and Geosciences (GEO) directorates have formed a partnership to advance and develop understanding of learning environments that build upon the rich interdisciplinary resources emerging from polar investments.

To that end, EHR’s Research on Learning (DRL) and Undergraduate Education (DUE) divisions and the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) encourage the submission of proposals to leverage NSF’s investments in polar sciences and infrastructure, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education research and development, to promote an informed citizenry and foster the next generation of scientists.

In order to advance polar-science educational opportunities, DRL, DUE and OPP 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 Pre-K to 12 science or math education.

Read more in a Sept. 17 "Dear Colleague Letter" here:

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