Sponsor:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

Sponsor Program Solicitation: NSF 14-587
Funding Amount: Average award size: $4 million (10-15 awards totaling $10M-$15M)
Duration: 5 years

Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity

Closed - Submitting PI: Dan Distel (MES)


NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 08/21/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 10/21/2014

Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

NU may submit only one proposal. If interested to submit, please contact Wittmann (-3836) immediately and submit a white paper by NO LATER THAN  21 August 2014 following guidelines provided in the university’s Procedure for Programs with Limited Submissions.

Funding Areas

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.  Please note the long list of cooperating foreign institutions in the URL.