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The Office of Integrative Activities (OIA) 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, OIA catalyzes and incubates initiatives that capitalize on new interdisciplinary scientific and engineering concepts and generate technology-based solutions for economic and societal benefit. OIA strengthens the nation as a knowledge-based society by fostering the development of a diverse, globally engaged next generation of research leaders. Additionally, OIA administers prestigious honorary award programs and professional internships for aspiring scientists and engineers. OIA 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.

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)
(NSF  16-511) Posted November 5, 2015

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Posted October 14, 2015

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  16-503) Posted October 14, 2015

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Posted August 3, 2015

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  15-566) Posted May 5, 2015

Upcoming Due Dates See All

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  16-503) Letter of Intent: December 9, 2015, Applies to both tracks

Research Coordination Networks
(NSF  15-527) Full Proposal: January 6, 2016, RCN-UBE & UBE Incubator Track

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)
(NSF  16-511) Letter of Intent: January 11, 2016

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Full Proposal: January 11, 2016

Major Research Instrumentation Program:
(NSF  15-504) Full Proposal: January 13, 2016

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Released October 29, 2015
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Released October 8, 2015
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Wildfire in a forest In year of U.S. wildfires, Nepal earthquake, NSF awards $27.5 million in hazards research grants
Released September 9, 2015
Press Release
Landscape photos and text, Conserving Water - Producing Energy - Sustaining Food New grants foster research on food, energy and water: a linked system
Released August 14, 2015
Press Release
Perovskite solar cell NSF invests in interstate collaboration in S&E research
Released August 6, 2015
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