The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program furnishes U. S. Antarctic Program operational support, and round-trip economy air tickets between the United States and the Southern Hemisphere, to artists and writers whose work requires them to be in the Antarctic to complete their proposed project.
Program does notprovide any funding to participants, including for such items as salaries, materials, completion of the envisioned works, or any other purpose.
U. S. Antarctic Program infrastructure consists of three year-round stations and numerous austral-summer research camps in Antarctica, research ships in the Southern Ocean, and surface and air transportation.
These assets support the artist and writer projects.
The main purpose of the U. S. Antarctic Program is scientific research and education.
The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program supports writing and artistic projects specifically designed to increase understanding and appreciation of the Antarctic and of human activities on the southernmost continent.
The program does not support short-term projects that are essentially journalistic in nature.
See Section IX (Other NSF Programs.)