International Collaboration Opportunities at NSF

Research and education in science and engineering benefit immensely from international cooperation. NSF enables and encourages U.S. scientists, engineers, and their institutions to avail themselves of opportunities to enhance their research and education programs through international cooperation. NSF also provides opportunities for future generations of U.S. scientists and engineers to gain the experience and outlook they will need to function productively in an international research and education environment.

Below are examples of current international collaborations. Please contact the corresponding country Program Director here for information on other opportunities.

  • Canada Dear Colleague Letter: NSF and NEH Collaborates with Canada's 2023 International Joint Initiative for Research on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Competition (NSF 23-116)
  • Czech Republic
  • European Union Dear Colleague Letter: Research Collaboration Opportunity in Europe for NSF Awardees (NSF 22-056)
  • France
  • India Dear Colleague Letter: Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals under U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of India Collaborative Research Opportunities (NSF 24-054)
  • Ireland Dear Colleague Letter: United States-Ireland-Northern Ireland R&D Partnership (NSF 20-064)
  • Israel Dear Colleague Letter: U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) Collaboration/NSF-BSF (NSF 20-094)
  • Italy Dear Colleague Letter: NSF-Italian Ministry of Universities and Research Lead Agency Opportunity on Artificial Intelligence (NSF 24-055)
  • Nordic Region Dear Colleague Letter: Nordic-U.S. Research Collaboration on Sustainable Development of the Arctic (NSF 24-070)
  • Romania Dear Colleague Letter: NSF and the Romanian Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI) Lead Agency Opportunity in the Mathematical Sciences (NSF 23-132)
  • Switzerland Dear Colleague Letter: NSF-Swiss NSF Lead Agency Opportunity (NSF 23-049)
  • Ukraine Dear Colleague Letter: International Multilateral Partnerships for Resilient Education and Science System in Ukraine (IMPRESS-U) (NSF 23-135)
  • United Kingdom (UK) Dear Colleague Letter: US-UK Research Collaboration under the NSF-UKRI Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Lead Agency Opportunity (NSF 23-128)
  • Multiple Countries

  • Dear Colleague Letter: International Collaboration Supplements in Quantum Information Science and Engineering Research (NSF 22-108)
  • Collaboration with Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, and the UK are of particular interest.

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