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The Office of Integrative Activities (OIA) works across disciplinary boundaries to lead and coordinate strategic programs and opportunities that: advance research excellence and innovation; develop human and infrastructure capacity critical to the U.S. science and engineering enterprise; and promote engagement of scientists and engineers at all career stages.

As a change agent, OIA catalyzes and incubates initiatives that capitalize on new interdisciplinary scientific and engineering concepts and generate technology-based solutions for economic and societal benefit. OIA strengthens the nation as a knowledge-based society by fostering the development of a diverse and engaged next generation of research leaders. Additionally, OIA administers prestigious honorary award programs and professional internships for aspiring scientists and engineers. OIA provides policy and programmatic analytical support to the NSF Director and Deputy Director and working in partnership with NSF directorates and offices, plays a leadership role in shaping agency-wide policies and new strategic directions that promote cross-Foundational programmatic and operational unity and alignment.

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President Obama honors early career scientists with top White House award

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  16-557) Posted March 31, 2016

Innovation Corps- National Innovation Network Sites Program
(NSF  16-547) Posted February 26, 2016

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science
(NSF  16-544) Posted February 22, 2016

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems
(NSF  16-524) Posted December 21, 2015

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)
(NSF  16-511) Posted November 5, 2015

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science
(NSF  16-544) Full Proposal: June 24, 2016, Design and Development Launch Pilots

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  16-557) Letter of Intent: July 5, 2016

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Full Proposal: July 11, 2016

Faculty Early Career Development Program
(NSF  15-555) Full Proposal: July 20, 2016, BIO, CISE, EHR

Faculty Early Career Development Program
(NSF  15-555) Full Proposal: July 21, 2016, ENG

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Updated May 12, 2016
Photo of President Barack Obama and PECASE awardees in the White House President Obama honors early career scientists with top White House award
Released May 9, 2016
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converting one type of perovskite to another Flipping a chemical switch helps perovskite solar cells beat the heat
Released April 25, 2016
News From the Field
Mircea Dinca Materials research earns chemistry professor 40th annual Alan T. Waterman Award
Released April 14, 2016
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