International Research Fellowship Program
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) has realigned the way it provides funding for international postdoctoral research fellowships. Proposals will no longer be received by OISE's International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP).
Instead, OISE 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). OISE will work with each program to support international dimensions of postdoctoral fellowships. For additional information, check this page - http://www.nsf.gov/iprffapp.jsp.
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.
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
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