|NSF - Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)|
05/11/15 (Full Proposal By Invitation Only)
Letters of Intent: Not required
|Funding Agency Deadline||
05/15/15 (Full Proposal By Invitation Only)
|Funding or Award Criteria||
Program Description: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.
International partnerships are essential to addressing critical science and engineering problems. In the global context, U.S. researchers and educators must be able to operate effectively in teams with partners from different national environments and cultural backgrounds. PIRE promotes excellence in science and engineering through international collaboration and facilitates development of a diverse, globally-engaged, U.S. science and engineering workforce.
This PIRE competition will be open to all areas of science and engineering research which are supported by the NSF.
A. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
B. CHARACTERISTICS OF PIRE PROJECTS
PIRE partners share an ambitious research vision that integrates research and education. The project theme may involve any area of science and engineering research that is supported by the NSF. PIRE projects may vary in size and exhibit diverse forms of organization, collaboration, and operation suited to their individual needs. PIRE projects must include collaboration with foreign research partners and international research experiences for students to promote a diverse internationally competitive science and engineering workforce.
NSF is committed to the principle of diversity and expects PIRE projects to involve groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering at all levels (faculty, students and postdoctoral researchers). Underrepresented groups include women, persons with disabilities, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. Increasing the participation of a diverse U.S. citizenry by creating opportunities and enabling them to contribute is essential to the health and vitality of science, engineering, and education.
Please see the solicitation for complete information.
|Number of Nominees Allowed||
One (1) pre-proposal as the lead institution – There is no limit on the number of proposals in which an institution can participate as a partner.
|Required Internal Review Documents||
Each College/School may send forward one (1) candidate for consideration.
Please submit the following materials electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014:
|Nominee(s) Selected to Advance|