NSF's Americas Program enables scientific research, engineering and educational cooperation with institutions and researchers in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
The Program supports workshops, short-term planning visits, dissertation enhancement, and research experiences for students.
With the exception of special ISE program activities and AMERICAS regional funding opportunities (see below),
all international collaborative research proposals should be submitted
directly to the appropriate NSF research directorate.
AMERICAS contact information:
Use this link to the NSF Staff Directory section for AMERICAS. Use this link to the ISE Staff Assignments by Country page.
AMERICAS Program, Suite II-1155
International Science and Engineering
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230
Special AMERICAS regional opportunities:
- The State of Sao Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP, has
a new program parallel to NSF’s Catalyzing
New International Collaborations (CNIC) Program to
support researchers and students in
the State of São Paulo, Brazil
in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations
with US scientists. The FAPESP program will accept proposals for
projects not to exceed $100,000. The State of Sao Paulo scientific
is invited to propose innovative mechanisms and strategies for
creating new international collaborations that may include but
are not limited to: planning visits, small workshops, initial data
gather activities, and the development of research networks. Creative
use of technology in promoting international collaboration is also
For more information about this opportunity, visit the
- The Department of Energy and the NSF support a limited number
of Pan American Advanced Studies Institutes (PASI) modeled on
the NATO Advanced Studies Institutes. Pan American Advanced Studies
Institutes are short courses of two to four weeks duration at
advanced graduate and postgraduate level. PASIs aim to disseminate
advanced scientific knowledge and stimulate training and cooperation
among researchers of the Americas in the basic sciences and engineering
fields. Currently, only institutes in any physical, mathematical,
biological science discipline and/or engineering fields may be
supported. Whenever feasible, an interdisciplinary approach is
recommended. Additional details about this program can be found on the PASI Funding Opportunity page.
AMERICAS counterpart organizations: