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International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE)

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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.


Visit http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2006/nsf06026/nsf06026.jsp to view the formal announcement for this opportunity.

This International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) seeks to provide supplemental funding to current awardees to support international travel by early-career researchers in the United States to enable them to gain international research experience and perspective, and to enable closer research interaction between U.S. institutions and their foreign counterparts.

This DCL concerns opportunities for international research and education for early-career researchers, i.e., undergraduates and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career faculty members. 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) initiative. NSF will entertain proposals for supplemental funding for existing awardees aimed at providing early-career researchers in engineering with international experience in research and education. IREE also seeks to enhance and broaden engineering research and education activities in current engineering awards by initiating closer linkages between awardees and their foreign counterparts. IREE will support medium-duration visits by U.S. early-career researchers to collaborating institutions/laboratories outside of the United States. 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.

Program contacts

Eduardo A. Misawa
Program Director
emisawa@nsf.gov (703) 292-5353 OD
Gary A. Gabriele
Division Director
ggabriel@nsf.gov (703) 292-5346
Jeanne E. Hudson
Senior Program Manager
jhudson@nsf.gov (703) 292-8702
Judy A. Raper
Program Director
jraper@nsf.gov (703) 292-8371
Kevin Tomsovic
Program Director
ktomsovi@nsf.gov (703) 292-4555
Marshall M. Lih
Senior Advisor for Bioengineering and Environmental Systems
mlih@nsf.gov (703) 292-4608
Mary L. Realff
Program Director
mlrealff@nsf.gov (703) 292-7088
Win Aung
Senior Staff Associate
waung@nsf.gov (703) 292-5341