National Science Board approves initial funding for IceCube construction

National Science Foundation logoIn March 2002, the National Science Board (NSB), the 24-member policy body for the National Science Foundation (NSF), approved a $15 million award for the IceCube project. A year later in May 2003, the NSB would approve up to $24.54 million for the University of Wisconsin and U.S. Antarctic Program logistics and support contractors to complete the first phase of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole. NSF would eventually contribute $242 million toward the total project cost of $279 million.