NSF's Americas Program enables scientific research, engineering and educational cooperation with institutions and researchers in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
The Program supports workshops, short-term planning visits, dissertation enhancement, and research experiences for students.
With the exception of special OISE program activities and AMERICAS regional funding opportunities (see below), all international collaborative research proposals should be submitted directly to the appropriate NSF research directorate.
AMERICAS Program, Suite II-1155
International Science and Engineering
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230
- The State of Sao Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP, has
a new program parallel to NSF’s Catalyzing
New International Collaborations (CNIC) Program to
support researchers and students in
the State of São Paulo, Brazil
in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations
with US scientists. The FAPESP program will accept proposals for
projects not to exceed $100,000. The State of Sao Paulo scientific
is invited to propose innovative mechanisms and strategies for
creating new international collaborations that may include but
are not limited to: planning visits, small workshops, initial data
gather activities, and the development of research networks. Creative
use of technology in promoting international collaboration is also
For more information about this opportunity, visit the
- The Department of Energy and the NSF support a limited number of Pan American Advanced Studies Institutes (PASI) modeled on the NATO Advanced Studies Institutes. Pan American Advanced Studies Institutes are short courses of two to four weeks duration at the advanced graduate and postgraduate level. PASIs aim to disseminate advanced scientific knowledge and stimulate training and cooperation among researchers of the Americas in the basic sciences and engineering fields. Currently, only institutes in any physical, mathematical, biological science discipline and/or engineering fields may be supported. Whenever feasible, an interdisciplinary approach is recommended. Additional details about this program can be found on the PASI Funding Opportunity page.
AMERICAS counterpart organizations:
- Argentina - Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)
- Brazil - Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
- Chile - Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT)
- Mexico - Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT)
- Venezuela - Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas (CONICIT)