International Collaborations (European Union)

To further scientific and technological cooperation between the United States and the European Community, the National Science Foundation and the European Research Council signed an Implementing Arrangement on October 29, 2019, to enable U.S.-based scientists and engineers with active NSF awards, particularly those early in their careers, to pursue research collaboration with European colleagues supported through EU-funded European Research Council (ERC) grants. The Dear Colleague Letter: Research Collaboration Opportunity in Europe for NSF Awardees  provides full guidance on how to request supplemental funding.

Under the Arrangement, the ERC Executive Agency (ERCEA) identifies ERC-funded research groups who wish to host NSF grantees for research visits of up to one year within their ERC funding. NSF grantees should request this list via email from Sirin Tekinay, Office of International Science and Engineering, at

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