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National Science Foundation

Program Information

The primary objective of SAVI is to facilitate collaboration among scientists and engineers from various countries on topics of common interest. SAVI builds on relationships initiated via NSF-supported teams of U.S. researchers, research institutes and universities. Virtual institutes serve as research hubs where new ideas originate, diversity is appreciated, multidisciplinary research is fostered, the next generation of globally engaged STEM researchers is nurtured, and long-term professional relations are developed. SAVI advances a new, interactive paradigm for conducting research well into the future.


SAVI is a mechanism, not a stand-alone program. SAVI proposals can be submitted as a supplemental funding request to an existing award or as a component of a proposal to the existing NSF program that best fits the proposed subject matter.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations presented in this material are only those of the presenter grantee/researcher, author, or agency employee; and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.