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International Research Fellowship Program  (IRFP)  Crosscutting Programs  NSF Wide Programs


Name Dir/Div Name Dir/Div
John  Tsapogas OD/OISE  Amelia  Greer  
Thomasina  P. Edwards OD/OISE    

IMPORTANT NOTICE: International Science and Engineering (ISE) has realigned the way it provides funding for international postdoctoral research fellowships.  Proposals will no longer be received by ISE's International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP).

Instead, ISE will provide postdoctoral fellowship support for international research and education activities in partnership with NSF's directorate postdoctoral fellowship programs.  Applications should be submitted directly to one of those fellowship programs (see NSF FastLane list of postdoctoral research fellowship programs). ISE will work with each program to support international dimensions of postdoctoral fellowships.  For additional information, check this page - http://www.nsf.gov/od/iia/ise/iprffapp.jsp


Solicitation  06-582

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Current but no Longer Receiving Proposals


The objective of the International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP) is to introduce scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers to international collaborative research opportunities, thereby furthering their research capacity and global perspective and forging long-term relationships with scientists, technologists and engineers abroad. These awards are available in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by the NSF.


This program provides educational opportunities for  Postdoctoral Fellows . Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.


How to apply for international postdoctoral research fellowships

FY 2012 Award List

FY 2011 Award List

FY 2010 Awards List

FY 2009 Awards List

FY 2008 Award List

FY 2007 Awards List

FY 2006 Award List

FY 2005 Award List

FY 2004 Award List

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program


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