Partnerships for International Research and Education
PIRE Program News
The next PIRE solicitation will be announced in the summer of 2014. The solicitation will be issued in the June, 2014 time period. Awards will be made in the August-September 2015 time period.
For administrative questions regarding the PIRE program, contact the following OISE PIRE staff:
For questions regarding co-funding opportunities with external agencies, use the following contacts:
- United Kingdom Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC): Jacqui Williams, email@example.com, Phone in U.K. +44 1 793 444131, http://www.usa.rcuk.ac.ukunited/.
- United Kingdom Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC): Paul Rouse, firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone in U.K. +44 1 793 413058.
- Russian Federation Ministry of Education and Science (MES): Dmitry Korotkov, email@example.com, Phone in Russia +7 495 629 5169.
- Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST): Takashi Ohama, firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone in U.S. (202) 728-0007, http://www.jst.org/.
- Inter-American Institute (IAI): Holm Tiessen, email@example.com, Phone in Brazil: +55 12 3208 6854.
- U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID): Annica Wayman, firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone (202)-712-5977.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA): Dale Manty, email@example.com, Phone (703) 347-8047.
Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.
Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.
International partnerships are essential to addressing critical science and engineering problems. In the global context, U.S. researchers and educators must be able to operate effectively in teams with partners from different nations and cultural backgrounds. PIRE promotes excellence in science and engineering through international collaboration and facilitates development of a diverse, globally-engaged, U.S. science and engineering workforce.
This PIRE competition will focus exclusively on the NSF-wide investment area of Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES). The SEES effort focuses on interdisciplinary topics that will advance sustainability science, engineering and education as an integrative approach to the challenges of adapting to environmental, social and cultural changes associated with growth and development of human populations, and attaining a sustainable energy future. Additional details are provided in the Summary of Program Requirements below.
PIRE4 2012 Awards
Press Release Jan '13 - NSF Supports Global Research to Advance Science and Engineering for Sustainability
USAID Press Release Jan '13 - USAID and NSF awards to support developing country collaborations
Press Release - Feb '11 - NSF Builds More Partnerships for International Research & Education
PIRE 2010 Awards
PIRE 2007 Awards
PIRE 2005 Awards
Press Release - NSF Awards First PIRE Grants
FAQs for 2011 PIRE competition
Eligible Institutions (granted Ph.D in science or engineering)
Handbook of Best Practices for Int'l Research Experiences for Undergraduates
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