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International Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 04-035 and NSF 24-506 for the latest documents.

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.

Guidelines for Submission of Proposals


The National Science Foundation recognizes the importance of enabling U.S. researchers and educators to advance their work through international collaboration, and of helping to ensure that future generations of U.S. scientists and engineers gain professional experience beyond this nation's borders early in their careers. The Office of International Science and Engineering (INT) contributes to NSF's mission by promoting new partnerships between U.S. investigators and their colleagues in other countries, or new cooperative projects between established collaborators. Such activities may be in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by NSF.

The Office of International Science and Engineering (INT) also supports an array of activities designed to provide opportunities for junior investigators. Graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral researchers can receive travel and living expenses to participate in the overseas aspects of collaborative research projects proposed to NSF by senior U.S. investigators. Graduate students can also be supported through INT's dissertation enhancement awards, or for participation in the East Asia Summer Institutes (EASI) in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, or China. Principal Investigators (PI's) of existing grants from other parts of NSF may request supplemental support to include junior faculty members, postdoctoral investigators, graduate students, and qualified undergraduates who are conducting collaborative research in foreign countries.

For a summary of INT supported activities,  check the Overview of Programs chart on the INT website.

Program contacts

INT Administrative Manager, telephone: (703)292-8708 or email: intfl@nsf.gov. 

Specific questions about proposal development, appropriate funding levels, and supplement opportunities and requirements should be directed to the appropriate geographic region program manager. Contacts are available from the INT home page

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