Program Application

Applications for Polar STEAM are open

Educator Application:

  • Educator applications for 2025/26 will open in summer of 2024.  Join our email list to receive be notified when applications are open and follow us on social media @polarsteamteam for updates.  

Researcher Application:

Key information to know before you apply:

  • Polar STEAM is a partner in your broader impacts work and facilitates collaborations between educators, artists, & writers and polar researchers.  Virtual and field collaborations are available. 
  • Applications are open for the following polar seasons: 
    • Arctic field research, boreal summer 2025 
    • Antarctic field research, austral summer 2025/26
    • Virtual collaborations, Arctic and Antarctic, 2025/26
  • Polar STEAM welcomes applications from NSF-funded polar researchers across a wide spectrum of research disciplines including social sciences. 
  • Before you apply, please read the FAQs
  • Ensure the research team is fully apprised of this application and designate one researcher on the team as the primary point of contact with Polar STEAM.  
  • Researchers are strongly encouraged to register for the upcoming webinar.
  • Application questions can be previewed here.  Applications must be submitted through the application portal, InfoReady, below.  Emailed applications will not be accepted. 
  • Questions prior to submitting an application?  Researchers can request at 20-minute consultation with the team via Zoom or send questions by email to [email protected]   
  • To stay connected and receive updates about future opportunities, join our email list and follow us on social media @polarsteamteam.

Antarctic Artists & Writers Application:

  • Applications for the 2025/26 Antarctic Artists & Writers Program will open in summer of 2024.  Join our email list to receive be notified when applications are open and follow us on social media @polarsteamteam for updates. 

Polar STEAM is an inclusive program that views our differences with curiosity and invests in diversity.  Polar STEAM seeks to broaden our reach and elevate voices historically underrepresented in polar sciences.