NSF DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER: Understanding adaptations of Antarctic species - USA
The National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs’
Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems Program has issued a Dear Colleague Letter
(DCL) to encourage the submission of research proposals that would advance
scientific understanding of how Antarctic creatures evolve and adapt to unique
and ever-changing Antarctic environments.
The DCL encourages submission of proposals that address the
National Academy of Sciences' strategic direction to focus support research
activities that address the genetic basis and adaptations for life in
Antarctica, as well as NSF Big Ideas emphases on Understanding the Rules of
Life, Harnessing the Data Revolution and Convergent Research.