Catalyzing New International Collaborations
NSF Wide Programs
This program has been archived.
CNIC is temporarily suspended due to higher-than-anticipated application rates and inadequate funds to support the number of proposals submitted.
Proposals may be submitted in the future and will be considered if funds are available.
CNIC awards support short international planning visits by US-based researchers or small workshops that are expected to result in submission of follow-on full research proposal(s) to NSF. In addition to the formal solicitation, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the CNIC program are available. Potential proposers should review both these FAQs and the solicitation before contacting program staff. Prior to formal submission in response to this solicitation, it is required that potential proposers make contact with the cognizant IIA/ISE Country/Regional Program Officer. The IIA/ISE Country/Regional Program Officers are listed at http://www.nsf.gov/od/iia/ise/country-list.jsp. Note that CNIC does not provide support for, or to participate in, international conferences or congresses. Such support should be requested in proposal(s) to an NSF Directorate (see NSF Grant Proposal Guide sections II.D.8 & II.D.9).
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is
effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending
on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this
The Catalyzing New International Collaborations program supports the participation of US-based researchers and students in activities intended to catalyze new international research collaborations.
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program