Proposing Research

Researchers considering fieldwork at Summit are required to contact the Science Coordination Office (SCO) at during the proposal stage. Researchers must also contact the Battelle ARO Planning Administrator during the proposal stage. Battelle ARO will distribute a Requirements Questionnaire to the researchers to determine the scope, impact, and feasibility of the project. Battelle ARO can also answer logistical questions and will provide a project cost estimate, which must be included with proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other funding agencies.

Steps to propose research at Summit

  1. Contact the SCO at
  2. Contact the Battelle ARO Planning Administrator and obtain a support letter and cost estimate for logistics support. Battelle ARO support estimate lead time is typically four weeks.
  3. Submit research proposal to NSF*

*there are other funding sources for research at Summit including NASA, NOAA, and international funding sources