NSF Europe Regional Office
ABOUT THE NSF EUROPE OFFICE
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is
a U.S. government agency responsible for promoting basic
research and education in
science and engineering. International activities are supported
throughout the NSF portfolio. NSF typically makes awards to U.S.
academic institutions, which retain all intellectual property rights.
NSF conducts no research of its own.
The Foundation's Office of International
Science and Engineering (ISE) maintains a leadership role
in promoting and coordinating international cooperation, and
manages the NSF Europe Office
in Paris, as well as two other overseas offices in Tokyo and Beijing.
The NSF Europe Office has three major roles:
||Facilitation: Promotes collaboration
between the U.S. and European science and engineering communities.
||Representation: Represents NSF to national
and multi-national science organizations throughout Europe.
and reports on developments in the European scientific community.
Collaboration Supported by the NSF
Collaboration between U.S. researchers
and researchers abroad can be funded in almost all new proposals to NSF or
in supplements to existing NSF awards.
No special solicitation is necessary, as international activities are supported
throughout the NSF portfolio. However, some disciplines do maintain programs
specifically designed to foster international collaboration. (Check this
page for examples.) NSF typically
supports the costs of the U.S. team and foreign partners
are typically supported by their own funding agencies.
Foreign researchers interested in collaborating with U.S. researchers
should ask their U.S. counterpart to contact his or her NSF
disciplinary program officer or the relevant
ISE program officer to inquire about funding possibilities.
ISE program officers work with disciplinary program officers to
co-fund awards that involve international collaboration.
For additional possibilities, check the Find
Funding pages on the main NSF web site.