Funding Opportunities/ Solicitations

2018 Fall

Ice Drilling Support for NSF Polar Proposals

The NSF Antarctic Research program will now accept proposals at any time for solicitation ANT 18-530, and the NSF Arctic Research Opportunities program will accept proposals at any time for solicitation ARC 16-595.

Scientists who are proposing research that will require ice coring or ice drilling should request field support from IDP by downloading the form for drilling support from http://www.icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml. Scientists who seek to include IDP education and outreach activities associated with U.S. ice coring or drilling science projects should follow the directions on getting "Outreach Support for Scientists" from https://icedrill.org/scientists/outreach_support.shtml.

Scientists should send support requests to Icedrill@Dartmouth.edu at least 3 weeks before the target date for submitting your NSF proposal. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

For additional information on requesting IDP support, visit our website at http://www.icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml or contact us at IceDrill at Dartmouth.edu.

2018 Summer

Ice Drilling Support for NSF Polar Proposals

The NSF Antarctic Research program will now accept proposals at any time for solicitation ANT 18-530, and the NSF Arctic Research Opportunities program will accept proposals at any time for solicitation ARC 16-595.

Scientists who are proposing research that will require ice coring or ice drilling should request field support from IDPO-IDDO by downloading the form for drilling support from http://www.icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml. Scientists who seek to include IDPO education and outreach activities associated with U.S. ice coring or drilling science projects should follow the directions on getting "Outreach Support for Scientists" from https://icedrill.org/scientists/outreach_support.shtml.

Scientists should send support requests to Icedrill@Dartmouth.edu at least 3 weeks before the target date for submitting your NSF proposal. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

For additional information on requesting IDPO-IDDO support, visit our website at http://www.icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml or contact us at IceDrill at Dartmouth.edu.

2017 Winter

Ice Drilling Support for NSF Polar Proposals

The NSF Antarctic Research program will now accept proposals at any time for solicitation ANT 18-530, and the NSF Arctic Research Opportunities program will accept proposals at any time for solicitation ARC 16-595.

Scientists who are proposing research that will require ice coring or ice drilling should request field support from IDPO-IDDO by downloading the form for drilling support from https://icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml. Scientists who seek to include IDPO education and outreach activities associated with U.S. ice coring or drilling science projects should follow the directions on getting "Outreach Support for Scientists" from https://icedrill.org/scientists/outreach_support.shtml.

Scientists should send support requests to Icedrill@Dartmouth.edu at least 3 weeks before the target date for submitting your NSF proposal. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

For further information on requesting IDPO-IDDO support, visit our website at http://www.icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml or contact us at IceDrill at Dartmouth dot edu .

2017 Fall

Requesting Ice Drilling Support

If you are preparing a proposal that includes any kind of support from IDPO-IDDO, you must include a Letter of Support/Scope of Work (LoS/SoW) document from IDPO-IDDO in the proposal. Researchers are asked to provide IDPO-IDDO with a detailed support request six weeks prior to the date the LoS/SoW document is required. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

One aspect that has changed in our Letter of Support is that the costs for IDDO driller salary associated with providing the field drilling support is no longer requested from the NSF Science Program Managers, rather it is provided from within our IDPO-IDDO Cooperative Agreement with NSF. This means that the IDDO costs to NSF science projects are lower than they have been in the past.

For additional information on requesting IDPO-IDDO support, visit our website at http://www.icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml or contact us at IceDrill at Dartmouth.edu.

2016 Winter

Requesting Ice Drilling Support

If you are preparing a proposal that includes any kind of support from IDPO-IDDO, you must include a Letter of Support/Scope of Work (LOS/SOW) document from IDPO-IDDO in the proposal. Researchers are asked to provide IDPO-IDDO with a detailed support request six weeks prior to the date the Letter of Support/Scope of Work document is required. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

For further information on requesting IDPO-IDDO support, visit our website at http://www.icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml or contact us at IceDrill at Dartmouth.edu.

2016 Fall

Requesting Ice Drilling Support

If you are preparing a proposal that includes any kind of support from IDPO-IDDO, you must include a Letter of Support/Scope of Work (LOS/SOW) document from IDPO-IDDO in the proposal. Researchers are asked to provide IDPO-IDDO with a detailed support request six weeks prior to the date the support document is required. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

For further information on requesting IDPO-IDDO support, visit our website at http://www.icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml or contact us at IceDrill at Dartmouth.edu.

2016 Summer

Requesting Ice Drilling Support

If you are preparing a proposal that includes any kind of support from IDPO-IDDO, you must include a support letter and cost estimate from IDPO-IDDO in the proposal. Researchers are asked to provide IDPO-IDDO with a detailed support request six weeks prior to the date the support letter and cost estimate are required. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

For further information on requesting IDPO-IDDO support, visit our website at http://www.icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml or contact us at IceDrill@Dartmouth.edu .

2016 Spring

Updated Data Management and Data Reporting Requirements for NSF Division of Polar Programs Research Awards

The Division of Polar Programs (PLR) at the National Science Foundation updated its data management and data reporting policy, effective January 21, 2016. In particular, there are special data archiving requirements for projects supported by Arctic Sciences, as well as separate data archiving requirements specifically for projects supported by Antarctic Sciences. If you have not reviewed the PLR data policy recently, you are strongly encouraged to do so. The updated data policy is available online at: http://www.nsf.gov/geo/geo-data-policies/plr/plr-data-mgt-policy-jan16.pdf

2016 Spring

Requesting Ice Drilling Support

If you are preparing a proposal that includes any kind of ice drilling or ice coring support from IDPO-IDDO, you must complete a Field Project Support Requirements Form and submit it to IDPO-IDDO via icedrill@ dartmouth.edu at least six weeks before your proposal deadline. Once IDPO-IDDO receives your Field Project Support Requirements Form, we will provide you with a Letter of Support and Scope of Work/Cost Estimate document that MUST be included with your proposal. If you are submitting a proposal to NSF, the Letter of Support and Scope of Work/Cost Estimate document should be included as Supplemental Information in your proposal, and it is recommended that you also notify the relevant NSF Program Officer that your proposal requires support from IDPO-IDDO.

2015 Winter

April 4, 2016 Deadline for Requesting Ice Drilling Support for NSF Antarctic Research Proposals

Researchers intending to submit proposals requiring ice drilling or ice coring support to the National Science Foundation (NSF) 2016 Antarctic Research Opportunities (16-541) solicitation are reminded that they must contact the Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO)/Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO).

Contact must be made via email ( IceDrill@Dartmouth.edu ) at least 6 weeks prior to the NSF proposal deadline, in this case by 4 APRIL 2016.

IDPO/IDDO contact deadline: Monday, 4 April 2016
NSF full proposal deadline: Monday, 16 May 2016

For more information about requesting ice drilling support, visit: http://www.icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml

For information and ideas about partnering with the IDPO for broader impacts, please visit:
http://www.icedrill.org/scientists/outreach_support.shtml

Information about the 2016 Antarctic Research Opportunities (16-541) funding opportunity is available at:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5519

For questions, please email: IceDrill@Dartmouth.edu

2015 Summer

Acknowledgement of IDPO-IDDO in Publications

If you receive any support from IDPO-IDDO, we kindly request that you credit IDPO-IDDO in any resultant publications or articles with the following statement: "We thank the Ice Drilling Program Office and Ice Drilling Design and Operations group for coring activities (NSF-1327315)." If you have any questions regarding crediting IDPO-IDDO, please contact us at icedrill@dartmouth.edu .

2015 Spring

Requesting Ice Drilling Support

If you are preparing a proposal that includes any kind of ice drilling or ice coring support from IDPO-IDDO, you must complete a Field Project Support Requirements Form (www.icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml) and submit it to IDPO-IDDO via icedrill@dartmouth.edu at least six weeks before your proposal deadline. Once IDPO-IDDO receives your Field Project Support Requirements Form, we will provide you with a Letter of Support and Scope of Work/Cost Estimate document that MUST be included with your proposal. If you are submitting a proposal to NSF, the Letter of Support and Scope of Work/Cost Estimate document should be included as Supplemental Information in your proposal, and it is recommended that you also notify the relevant NSF Program Manager that your proposal requires support from IDPO-IDDO.


2012 Fall

NSF Solicitation for Ice Coring and Drilling Program for the Office of Polar Programs

The Office of Polar Programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF) requests proposals from interested groups to support current and future ice drilling activities. Specifically, proposals are requested for the continuation of the Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO), which helps coordinate long-term and short-term planning for ice coring and drilling projects, in collaboration with the science community, and to be the principal supplier of ice drilling and coring support and expertise for NSF-funded research. The IDPO will work with an Ice Drilling Development Office (IDDO) that provides the engineering design support for new drilling systems as well as the operation and maintenance of existing systems. The NSF proposal deadline is January 22, 2013. For more information, visit: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504794

IDPO/IDDO will be submitting a proposal for the competition.

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