nsf logoNSF’s Office of Polar Programs (OPP) in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seek proposals for a Facilitator to manage the Polar Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (Polar STEAM) initiative.

Polar STEAM is a new initiative that encompasses and enriches two longstanding efforts:

• Support for writing and artistic projects specifically designed to increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the Antarctic and the human endeavors on the southernmost continent, known as the Antarctic Artists and Writers (AAW) program.
• Support for educators, both formal and informal, to travel to the Antarctic and Arctic to work collaboratively with researchers, referred to as the Polar Educators program.

For decades, these efforts have provided unique professional development opportunities that have benefited not only the individual artists, writers, and educators, but also the diverse communities they serve.

To learn more about the program and how to apply: https://beta.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/facilitator-polar-steam-polar-steam. Proposal deadline: February 25, 2022.