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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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IIA in the News
Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  14-548) Posted March 27, 2014

Innovation Corps Sites Program
(NSF  14-547) Posted March 24, 2014

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM
(NSF  14-546) Posted March 19, 2014

Sustainability Research Networks Competition
(NSF  14-534) Posted January 29, 2014

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
(NSF  14-532) Posted January 10, 2014

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Catalyzing New International Collaborations
(NSF  13-605) Full Proposal: April 22, 2014

Sustainability Research Networks Competition
(NSF  14-534) Full Proposal: April 29, 2014

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  14-548) Letter of Intent: May 20, 2014, NRT Letter of Intent

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
(NSF  13-542) Full Proposal: May 23, 2014, Deadline for REU Site proposals requiring access to Antarctica. All other REU Site proposals must be submitted to the August REU deadline.

Innovation Corps Teams Program
(NSF  12-602) Full Proposal: June 16, 2014

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President Obama talks with PECASE recipients at the White House. Early Career Scientists and Engineers receive highest honor from the White House
Released April 16, 2014
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NSF's 2014 Alan T. Waterman Awardee Feng Zhang. The National Science Foundation names Feng Zhang its Alan T. Waterman Awardee for 2014
Released April 14, 2014
Press Release
Hands holding a peice of technology. Innovation Corps leaders converge to discuss how to build on program's success
Released April 8, 2014
Media Advisory
New Understanding the Brain website features funding opportunities, research areas
Released April 2, 2014
Press Release
a 3-D visualization of a simulated wind-farm Wind energy: On the grid, off the checkerboard
Released April 1, 2014
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