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The Office of International and Integrative Activities (IIA) works across disciplinary and geographic boundaries to lead and coordinate strategic programs and opportunities that: advance research excellence and innovation; develop human and infrastructure capacity critical to the U.S. science and engineering enterprise; and promote global engagement of scientists and engineers at all career stages.

As a change agent, IIA catalyzes and incubates initiatives that capitalize on new interdisciplinary scientific and engineering concepts and generate technology-based solutions for economic and societal benefit. IIA strengthens the nation as a knowledge-based society by fostering the development of a diverse, globally engaged next generation of research leaders. Additionally, IIA administers prestigious honorary award programs and professional internships for aspiring scientists and engineers. IIA provides policy and programmatic analytical support to the NSF Director and Deputy Director and working in partnership with NSF directorates and offices, plays a leadership role in shaping agency-wide policies and new strategic directions that promote cross-Foundational programmatic and operational unity and alignment.

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International Science and Engineering
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Announcement

An IIA Distinguished Lecture will be held on December 5th, 2014 at the National Science Foundation in Room 110. Dr. Stephen M. Fiore, Director of the Cognitive Science Laboratory, will present on developments in the science of team science.   Please see flyer for more information. 

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM
(NSF  15-528) Posted December 12, 2014

Research Coordination Networks
(NSF  15-527) Posted December 2, 2014

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
(NSF  15-519) Posted November 18, 2014

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2
(NSF  15-517) Posted November 17, 2014

Major Research Instrumentation Program:
(NSF  15-504) Posted October 15, 2014

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  13-594) Letter of Intent: January 5, 2015

Major Research Instrumentation Program:
(NSF  15-504) Full Proposal: January 22, 2015

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
(NSF  15-519) Letter of Intent: February 2, 2015

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2
(NSF  15-517) Full Proposal: February 20, 2015

Research Coordination Networks
(NSF  15-527) Full Proposal: March 2, 2015, RCN-UBE & UBE Incubator Track

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Released December 8, 2014
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Released December 3, 2014
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Released December 3, 2014
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Broader impacts special report Broader impacts: Improving society
Released November 12, 2014
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