Directorate for Education & Human Resources
NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships for Scientists from NATO Partner Countries
This program has been archived.
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.
On behalf of the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the National Science
Foundation (NSF) invites proposals for 12-month postdoctoral
research fellowships from beginning scientists, mathematicians, and
engineers. Awards are made to US institutions to host
scientists from NATO Partner Countries (Albania, Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Romania,
Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine,
and Uzbekistan). Citizens from the Czech Republic, Hungary and
Poland will have Partner Country status for this Program
Announcement. Eligible fields of research are those supported by
NSF including: mathematics, engineering, computer and information
science, geosciences, the physical, biological, social, behavioral,
and economic sciences, the history and philosophy of science, and
interdisciplinary areas comprised of two or more of these fields.
Research in the teaching and learning of science, mathematics,
technology, and engineering is also eligible for support. The
annual proposal deadline is the second Tuesday in
December. Awards will be announced the