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NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships for Scientists from NATO Partner Countries  (NSF-NATO)

This program has been archived.


Name Email Phone Room
Carolyn  L. Piper cpiper@nsf.gov (703) 292-8697  875 S  



Solicitation  02-178

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.




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 following May.

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