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The Office of Integrative Activities (OIA) works across disciplinary 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 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 and 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.

OIA's New Office Head

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. C. Suzanne Iacono as Head of the Office of Integrative Activities. Dr. Iacono joined NSF in 1998 from Boston University where she served on the faculty of the School of Management. Prior positions include serving as a visiting scholar at the Sloan School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and as a research associate at the Public Policy Research Office, University of California at Irvine. Since joining NSF, Dr. Iacono has served as a Program Director, Senior Science Advisor and the Deputy Assistant Director for the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). Dr. Iacono received her PhD from the Department of Management Information Systems, University of Arizona and her MA and BA from the University of California, Irvine in social ecology.

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems
(NSF  16-524) Posted December 21, 2015

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

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM
(NSF  15-528) Full Proposal: February 16, 2016

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems
(NSF  16-524) Full Proposal: March 22, 2016

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Letter of Intent: May 9, 2016

Innovation Corps Sites Program
(NSF  14-547) Full Proposal: June 14, 2016

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

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