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About the program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs) to the Arctic Sciences Section, Office of Polar Programs, to conduct dissertation-level research about and related to the Arctic region. The Programs that are currently accepting DDRIG proposals are the Arctic Social Sciences, Arctic System Science, and Arctic Observing Network Programs.

The goal of this solicitation is to attract research proposals that advance a fundamental, process, and systems-level understanding of the Arctic’s rapidly changing natural environment and social and cultural systems, and, where appropriate, to improve our capacity to project future change. The Arctic Sciences Section supports research focused on the Arctic region and its connectivity with lower latitudes. The scientific scope is aligned with, but not limited to, research challenges outlined in the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee’s five-year Arctic research plan. This Program will also advance research capacity in Arctic sciences, promote workforce development, and enhance diversity and inclusion in STEM disciplines.

Proposals must be submitted through regular organizational channels by the dissertation advisor(s) on behalf of the graduate student.


To apply

Interested students should read the grant solicitation and speak with their dissertation advisor(s). Applications must be submitted online by December 15, 2020.

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