NSF invites collaborations between U.S. and U.K. research communities on engineering and physical sciences

July 12, 2023

NSF and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on research cooperation that provides an overarching framework to encourage collaboration between U.S. and UK research communities and sets out the principles by which jointly supported activities might be developed. The MOU allows for a lead agency opportunity whereby a single international collaborative proposal may be submitted to either NSF or UKRI.

NSF and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of UKRI are pleased to announce their continued and expanded support of international collaboration under this NSF-EPSRC Lead Agency Opportunity.

The goal is to promote transatlantic collaborative research by reducing some of the barriers to conducting international research that researchers may encounter. 

Learn more in Dear Colleague Letter: U.S.-UK Research Collaboration under the NSF-UKRI/Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Lead Agency Opportunity (NSF 23-128).

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