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  • Note: This program has been updated. The latest version can be found here.

John Tsapogas, (703) 292-7799
Room 1155 II

Amelia Greer, (703) 292-8429
Room 1155 II

Steven Burch, (703) 292-7226
Room 1155 II

For questions regarding co-funding opportunities with external agencies, use the following contacts:

Solicitation 11-564

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.


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 nations 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 focus exclusively on the NSF-wide investment area of Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES). The SEES effort focuses on interdisciplinary topics that will advance sustainability science, engineering and education as an integrative approach to the challenges of adapting to environmental, social and cultural changes associated with growth and development of human populations, and attaining a sustainable energy future. Additional details are provided in the Summary of Program Requirements below.

PIRE 2012 Awards
Press Release Jan '13 - NSF Supports Global Research to Advance Science and Engineering for Sustainability
USAID Press Release Jan '13 - USAID and NSF awards to support developing country collaborations
Press Release - Feb '11 - NSF Builds More Partnerships for International Research & Education
PIRE3 2010 Awards
PIRE2 2007 Awards
PIRE1 2005 Awards
Press Release - NSF Awards First PIRE Grants
FAQs for 2011 PIRE competition
Eligible Institutions (granted Ph.D. in science or engineering)
Handbook of Best Practices for Int'l Research Experiences for Undergraduates

OISE Managed Opportunities

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



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