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Partnerships for International Research and Education  (PIRE)  NSF Wide Programs

PIRE Program News

All prospective PIRE applicants can attend a webcast that will be held on July 29, between 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm (Eastern Time). The webcast will present additional information on the PIRE competition and will allow viewers to submit questions to the NSF PIRE program officers. The PIRE webcast can be accessed at http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/140729/.

CONTACTS

Name Email Phone Room
John  Tsapogas PIRE-info@nsf.gov (703) 292-7799  1155 II  
Amelia  Greer PIRE-info@nsf.gov (703) 292-8429  1155 II  
Steven  Burch PIRE-info@nsf.gov (703) 292-7226  1155 II  

For questions regarding co-funding opportunities with external agencies, use the following contacts:

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  11-564

SYNOPSIS

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 nations 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 focus exclusively on the NSF-wide investment area of Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES). The SEES effort focuses on interdisciplinary topics that will advance sustainability science, engineering and education as an integrative approach to the challenges of adapting to environmental, social and cultural changes associated with growth and development of human populations, and attaining a sustainable energy future. Additional details are provided in the Summary of Program Requirements below.

RELATED URLS

PIRE 2012 Awards

Press Release Jan '13 - NSF Supports Global Research to Advance Science and Engineering for Sustainability

USAID Press Release Jan '13 - USAID and NSF awards to support developing country collaborations

Press Release - Feb '11 - NSF Builds More Partnerships for International Research & Education

PIRE3 2010 Awards

PIRE2 2007 Awards

PIRE1 2005 Awards

Press Release - NSF Awards First PIRE Grants

FAQs for 2011 PIRE competition

Eligible Institutions (granted Ph.D. in science or engineering)

Handbook of Best Practices for Int'l Research Experiences for Undergraduates

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