DEADLINE: NSF Antarctic Reporting Opportunity

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May 17, 2013
Polar Programs' Einstein Fellow Lynn Foshee Reed visits a classroom (details below). Credit: Peter West / NSF.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting written proposals from media professionals to report on scientific research supported by NSF in Antarctica. In particular, NSF is interested in proposals from media whose work primarily is designed to reach children between the ages of 11 and 14.

NSF envisions selecting a broadcast, print or online journalist whose work has a national scope and whose reporting would help to make the nation's young people aware of the importance of science conducted in the polar regions. It also is anticipated that selected media would focus on scientific and other career opportunities in the polar regions that are available to young people.

NSF's Division of Polar Programs, which manages the Antarctic Program, has among its human-resources goals improving public understanding of the critical role of the polar regions in global processes; engaging the public in polar discovery; and helping to foster the next generation of polar scientists.

  • Visit would occur sometime between October 2013 and January 2014.
  • Deadline: May 17, 2013
  • Details and application process.
  • Photo: Lynn Foshee Reed, a mathematics teacher at Maggie L. Walker Governors School in Richmond, Va. and an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow in NSF's Division of Polar Programs, visits a classroom. Credit: Peter West / NSF.
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Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and/or McMurdo areas, Antarctica
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