Catalyzing New International Collaborations
CNIC FAQs published
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the CNIC program were published in January 2013. Please review both these FAQs and the solicitation before contacting program staff as described in the Contacts Section below.
About International Conferences
OISE does not provide support for U.S. scientists and engineers to participate in international conferences or congresses; nor does it provide support for such meetings. See NSF Grant Proposal Guide sections II.D.8 & II.D.9 and the Catalyzing New International Collaborations solicitation described below.
Principal Investigators must communicate with NSF program officers prior to submission to this solicitation.
CNIC awards support international planning visits that are intended to result in submission of a full research proposal to NSF. Therefore the first step in preparing a CNIC proposal is to identify which NSF division is the appropriate home for that follow-on research proposal, and communicate with the cognizant program officer to confirm suitability of the planning visit as a precursor to a research proposal. The PI should provide a brief (one page max) description of proposed activities, including research questions that will be explored, reasons why international collaboration is key to the project's success, names and institutions of proposed collaborators, and a rough outline of how the funds would be spent.
PIs should also contact the CNIC program director or the OISE regional/country program officer for the location of the planning visit, to discuss proposal development and appropriate funding levels. (Check the OISE Regional & Program Contacts page.)
Disciplinary program officers or the CNIC program director will advise potential proposers if the international collaboration activity should be submitted to CNIC or to another program as a regular proposal, a supplement, or an EAGER.
Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.
Full Proposal Accepted Anytime
Applicants are advised to submit proposals at least nine months prior to the expected date of the proposed activity.
The Catalyzing New International Collaborations program supports the participation of U.S. researchers and students in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations.
OISE Managed Opportunities
Opportunities that Highlight International Collaboration
Frequently Asked Questions for CNIC
THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF
Additional Funding Opportunities for the DBI Community
Additional Funding Opportunities for the DEB Community
Additional Funding Opportunities for the IOS Community
Additional Funding Opportunities for the MCB Community
OISE Managed Opportunities
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program