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Americas Opportunities

NSF's Americas Program enables scientific research, engineering and educational cooperation with institutions and researchers in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

The Program supports workshops, short-term planning visits, dissertation enhancement, and research experiences for students.

With the exception of special OISE program activities and AMERICAS regional funding opportunities (see below), all international collaborative research proposals should be submitted directly to the appropriate NSF research directorate.

AMERICAS contact information:
Use this link to the NSF Staff Directory section for AMERICAS. Use this link to the ISE Staff Assignments by Country page.

Phone: 703-292-8706
FAX: 703-292-9175
mailing address:
    AMERICAS Program, Suite II-1155
    International Science and Engineering
    National Science Foundation
    4201 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA 22230

Special AMERICAS regional opportunities:

  • The State of Sao Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP, has a new program parallel to NSF’s Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC) Program to support researchers and students in the State of São Paulo, Brazil in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations with US scientists. The FAPESP program will accept proposals for projects not to exceed $100,000. The State of Sao Paulo scientific community is invited to propose innovative mechanisms and strategies for creating new international collaborations that may include but are not limited to: planning visits, small workshops, initial data gather activities, and the development of research networks. Creative use of technology in promoting international collaboration is also encouraged. For more information about this opportunity, visit the FAPESP website.
  • The Department of Energy and the NSF support a limited number of Pan American Advanced Studies Institutes (PASI) modeled on the NATO Advanced Studies Institutes. Pan American Advanced Studies Institutes are short courses of two to four weeks duration at the advanced graduate and postgraduate level. PASIs aim to disseminate advanced scientific knowledge and stimulate training and cooperation among researchers of the Americas in the basic sciences and engineering fields. Currently, only institutes in any physical, mathematical, biological science discipline and/or engineering fields may be supported. Whenever feasible, an interdisciplinary approach is recommended. Additional details about this program can be found on the PASI Funding Opportunity page.

AMERICAS counterpart organizations: