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Dear Colleague Letter - International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE)

Status: Archived

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Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


The National Science Foundation (NSF), through the Divisions in the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE), announces the International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) supplement opportunity.  The objective of IREE is to provide opportunities for early-career researchers in the U.S. to gain international research experience and perspective, and to enhance U.S. innovation in education and research through closer interaction between U.S. institutions and their foreign counterparts.  Early-career researchers are defined as undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and tenure-track or tenured faculty members who are assistant or associate professors or their equivalent – who are working on current NSF awards. 

The IREE offers supplemental funding to current Directorate for Engineering awards in participating divisions.   IREE supports medium duration visits of between three to six months by U.S. early career researchers to collaborating institutions/laboratories outside of the U.S.  The visits must be related to the objectives of ongoing work in current projects, augmented by evidence of engagement with the cultural activities in the countries visited.

Visit http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07032/nsf07032.jsp to view the formal announcement for this opportunity.

Program contacts

Win Aung
waung@nsf.gov (703) 292-5341
Juan Figueroa
jfiguero@nsf.gov (703) 292-7054
Lawrence Goldberg
lgoldber@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339
Jeanne Hudson
jhudson@nsf.gov (703) 292-7252
Eduardo Misawa
emisawa@nsf.gov (703) 292-5353 OD
Mary Realff
mlrealff@nsf.gov (703) 292-7088
John Regalbuto
jregalbu@nsf.gov (703) 292-8371

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