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Office of International Science and Engineering

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Advanced Global Institutes Program  (PASI)

PASI Program Status

The program is under review until further notice

Name Email Phone Room
PASI  Team 703-292-8710   
If you have questions or issues you would like to discuss prior to preparing an application, we encourage you to telephone or send an e-mail message to the NSF staff listed above or DOE contact Arvind Kini, ( 301-903-3565; e-mail:   


Solicitation  12-535

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 funding opportunity.


The Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes (PASI) Program is a jointly supported initiative between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes are short courses ranging in length from ten to twenty-one days, involving lectures, demonstrations, research seminars, and discussions at the advanced graduate, post-doctoral, and junior faculty level.

PASIs aim to disseminate advanced scientific and engineering knowledge and stimulate training and cooperation among researchers of the Americas in the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences, the geosciences, the computer and information sciences, and the engineering fields. Proposals in other areas funded by NSF may be considered on an ad hoc basis as long as they are multidisciplinary; in this case, lead investigators must consult with the PASI Program before proposal submission.


This program provides educational opportunities for  Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows . This program provides indirect funding for students at this level or focuses on educational developments for this group such as curricula development, training or retention. To inquire about possible funding opportunities not directly from NSF, please look at the active awards for this program.

PASI on Scalable, Functional Nanomaterials, Costa Rica, August 2011

PASI on Process Modeling and Optimization for Energy and Sustainability, Brazil, July 2011

PASI on New Frontiers in Seismological Research: Sustainable Networks, Earthquake Source Parameters, and Earth Structure, Ecuador, July 2011

PASI on Tropical ecology & Biogeochemistry, from Andean Cloud Forest to the Lowland Amazon, Perú, June/July 2011

PASI on Electronic Properties of Complex Systems, Colombia, June 2011

PASI on Frontiers in Imaging Science, Colombia, June 2011

PASI on Advanced Tunicate Biology: Integrating Modern and Traditional Techniques for the Study of Ascidians, Panama, June 2011

Scientific computing in the Americas: the challenge of massive parallelism, Chile, January 2011

PASI on Volcanic Hazards and Remote Sensing in Pacific Latin America, Costa Rica, Jan 2011

PASI on Concepts and Model Organisms in Regenerative Biology, Chile, November 2010

PASI on Dynamics and Chemistry of the Upper Atmosphere, Argentina, October 2010

PASI on Rare Nuclear Isotopes, Brazil, August 2010

PASI on Expanding the Frontier in Tropical Ecology through Embedded Sensors, Costa Rica, Aug 2010

PASI on Function and Regulation of the Cytoskeleton, Brazil, Aug 2010

PASI on Cutting-edge Topics in Theoretical Statistics and Applications in Genetics and Bioinformatics, Mexico, June-July 2010

PASI Quantum Gravity, Mexico; June/July 2010

PASI on Dynamics and Control of Manned and Unmanned Marine Vehicles, Colombia, June 2010

PASI on on Climate Change and Hazards in the Americas, Panama, June 2010

PASI on Computational Science and Engineering, Venezuela, May/June 2010

PASI on Energy, Water, and Global Change as a Regional Agenda of the Americas, Mexico, May-June 2010

PASI on Modeling in Computational Science and Engineering, Venezuela, May/June 2010

PASI on Nano-Bio: The Intersection of Bio, Condensed Matter and Solid State Physics, Puerto Rico, May 2010

PASI on Surfaces, Interfaces, and Catalysis, Brazil, April 2010

Websites for previous PASIs

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program