The Arctic Sciences Section in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) intends to carry out a competition to support community building and coordinating activities for the NSF Arctic Sciences Community through an open, merit-based, peer-reviewed process. The anticipated program solicitation is expected to result in an initial award of a five-year Cooperative Agreement (CA) with the possibility of a five-year continuation for the management of the Arctic Sciences Community Hub, which is expected to start in Calendar Year 2024. Cooperative Agreements of this type are governed in part under 2 CFR, part 200: “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirement for Federal Awards” (Uniform Guidance), in addition to NSF standard and award-specific terms and conditions.
This notice does not constitute a solicitation. Proposals are not yet sought, and no award of any kind will result from this notice. NSF anticipates that a program solicitation will be issued in the last quarter of Calendar Year 2023. The anticipated due date for full proposals in response to the program solicitation is expected to be approximately 5-6 months following its publication.
NSF anticipates that the competition for the Arctic Sciences Community Hub will be open to all categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation as identified in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter I.E.