Limited Submission: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

08/26/2014, 5:00 PM


The following is a limited submission opportunity from NSF with only ONE proposal allowed per lead institution. If you are interested in submitting to this program please email me by August 26th.

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Program Description:
Recognizing the value of international partnerships in addressing critical science and engineering questions, NSF established the Partnerships in International Research and Education (PIRE) program in 2005. PIRE is an NSF-wide program that supports fundamental, international research and education in physical, living, human, and engineered systems. PIRE awards enable research at the leading edge of science and engineering by facilitating partnerships with others nationally and internationally, by educating and preparing a diverse, world-class STEM workforce, and by fostering institutional capacity for international collaboration. This agenda is designed to encourage high-risk/high-reward activities and the pursuit of potentially transformative ideas.

International engagement will be critical to keeping the U.S. globally competitive at the frontiers of knowledge. As science and engineering expertise and infrastructure advance across the globe, it is expected that the U.S. will increasingly benefit from international collaborations and a globally engaged workforce leading to transformational science and engineering breakthroughs. Therefore, PIRE will promote cooperation among scientists and engineers from all nations, and will fund international collaborative activities through all areas of research supported by the NSF. NSF PIRE is also working with counterpart funding agencies to lower barriers to international collaboration for U.S scientists, engineers and students, and to encourage jointly funded, bilateral and multilateral projects.

This fifth round of the PIRE competition will be open to all areas of science and engineering research which are supported by the NSF (including Education research). Interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged.

Sponsor Deadline:
Pre-proposal – October 21, 2014
Full Proposal by invitation – May 15, 2015