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

PIRE Program Timeline Update - 2022

The PIRE program is currently paused for revision of the solicitation. We anticipate release of a new solicitation in FY 2022, with funding in FY 2022. Details will be available when the updated solicitation is published.


PIRE Program News - Update November 2016

The current PIRE competition (2016-2017) is closed to new preliminary proposals.

Received preliminary proposals will be reviewed over the next few months. Decisions on invitations to submit full proposals are expected by the end of January 2017. Those PIs invited to submit full proposals have a deadline date of April 24, 2017 to submit full proposals.


Full Proposal (By Invitation Only) Deadline Date:  April 24, 2017



Name Email Phone Room
Cassandra  M. Dudka (703) 292-7250   
Maija  M. Kukla (703) 292-4940   
Steven  Burch (703) 292-7226   


Solicitation  16-571

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


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 national environments 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 be open to all areas of science and engineering research which are supported by the NSF. 



What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program