International Collaborations (United Kingdom)

Research Directorates within NSF have a long-standing history of collaboration with their UK counterparts in supporting research through bilateral activities and multilateral arrangements. As research becomes increasingly global in nature, NSF and the UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) agree that it is important for funding agencies to continue to identify and develop flexible mechanisms to foster and support collaborative international research. Below you will find additional information on specific collaborations between NSF Research Directorates and their counterparts in the UK.

Please access the following url to view the information of NSF Directorates:

Please note that the seven UK Research Councils are:

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Medical Research Council (MRC)
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
  • Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

NSF Engineering Directorate - UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ENG - EPSRC) Lead Agency Activity

Guidelines for Submission can be found at NSF 20-510.

Participating EPSRC Themes can be found at:


Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET)

Catalysis (1401)
Electrochemical Systems (7644)
Interfacial Engineering (1417)
Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics (1403)
Cellular and Biochemical Engineering (1491)
Engineering of Biomedical Systems (5345)
Biophotonics (7236)
Biosensing (7909)
Disability & Rehabilitation Engineering (5342)
Environmental Engineering (1440)
Nanoscale Interactions (1179)
Environmental Sustainability (7643)
Combustion & Fire Systems (1407)
Fluid Dynamics (1443)
Particulate & Multiphase Processes (1415)
Thermal Transport Processes (1406)

Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)

Advanced Manufacturing (088Y)
Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (7479)
Mechanics of Materials and Structures (1630)
Civil Infrastructure Systems (1631)
Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (073Y)
Foundational Research in Robotics (144Y)
Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (1638)
Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (7569)
Engineering Design and System Engineering (072Y)
Mind, Machine and Motor Nexus (058Y)
Operations Engineering (006Y)

Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS)

Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (1517)
Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (7564)
Energy, Power, Control and Networks (7607)

NSF Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE): SBE-UKRI Lead Agency Opportunities

Guidelines for Submission can be found at NSF 22-189Y


Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)

Archaeology and Archaeometry
Biological Anthropology
Cognitive Neuroscience (CogNeuro)
Cultural Anthropology
Developmental Sciences (DS)
Human-Environment and Geographic Sciences (HEGS)
NSF Dynamic Language Infrastructure - NEH Documenting Endangered Languages (DLI-DEL)
Perception, Action & Cognition (PAC)
Social Psychology
The Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence (SL)

Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)

Accountable Institutions and Behavior (AIB)
Decision, Risk and Management Sciences (DRMS)
Law & Science (LS)
Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS)
Science of Organizations (SoO)
Security and Preparedness (SAP)
Science and Technology Studies (STS)
Science of Science: Discovery, Communication, and Impact (SoS:DCL)

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