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About the International Science & Engineering section (IIA/ISE)

The International Science and Engineering section (IIA/ISE) serves as a focal point for international science and engineering activities both inside and outside NSF.

ISE promotes development of an integrated, Foundation-wide international strategy, and manages international programs that are innovative, catalytic, and responsive to a broad range of NSF interests.

Specifically, ISE supports programs to expand and enhance leading-edge international research and education opportunities for U.S. scientists and engineers, especially at the early career stage. It works to build and strengthen effective institutional partnerships throughout the global science and engineering research and education community, and it supports international collaborations in NSF's priority research areas.

The section carries out its functions through close partnership with the NSF Directorates and through its own program activities. ISE is housed within the Office of the NSF Director/IIA since its role is Foundation-wide.

ISE encourages funding applicants to include an international component in proposals submitted to the appropriate research directorate. See more at the ISE Home page.

To identify ISE staff assignments for specific countries, see Staff by Country page.

A vision statement for ISE can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/od/iia/ise/vision-doc.jsp.

General questions about ISE may be directed to oiia-ise-webmaster@nsf.gov

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