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NSF invites studies to understand COVID-19 impacts on international collaboration in research and education

October 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted science and engineering research and education and the international collaborations that accompany them. 

The NSF Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) seeks to understand the nature and scope of COVID-19 impacts on international collaboration in research and education. OISE further seeks to encourage creative efforts to leverage the unique moment to enable more robust, resilient and sustainable collaborations. 

To clarify lessons from the pandemic for international collaboration and to strengthen international collaboration in the future, OISE invites Rapid Response Research (RAPID) and EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals.

Learn more in Dear Colleague Letter: Future of International Research Collaboration Post COVID-19 (NSF 20-132)

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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