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Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 22-546 for the latest version.

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.

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Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF-supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.

International partnerships are essential to addressing critical science and engineering problems. In the global context, U.S. researchers and educators must be able to operate effectively in teams with partners from different national environments and cultural backgrounds. PIRE promotes excellence in science and engineering through international collaboration and facilitates development of a diverse, globally-engaged, U.S. science and engineering workforce.

This PIRE competition will be open to all areas of science and engineering research which are supported by the NSF. 

Updates and announcements

Program contacts

For questions about proposals within specific disciplines, contact one of the following Program Officers:

  • Biological Sciences 
    - Sally O’Connor – soconnor@nsf.gov, (703) 292-4552
  • Computer and Information Science and Engineering  
    -  Jun (Luke) Huan - JHUAN@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7242
  • Education and Human Resources 
    -  Richard Tankersley - rtankers@nsf.gov, (703) 292-5199
  • Engineering 
    - Richard Frazaszy - rfragasz@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7011; and Eyad Abed - eabed@nsf.gov, (703) 292-5388 
  • Geosciences 
    - Maria Uhle -  muhle@nsf.gov, (703) 292-2250; or
  • Mathematical and Physical Sciences 
    - Harshal Gupta - hgupta@nsf.gov, (703) 292-5039
  • Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences  
    - Colleen Fitzgerald - cfitzger@nsf.gov, (703) 292-4381

For questions regarding co-funding opportunities with external agencies, use the following contacts:

  • Brazil:
    • The Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo (FAPESP), Bruna Musa, Bruna@fapesp.br
  • China:
    • Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Lian Jiacan, lianjc@most.cn
  • Czech Republic
    • Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of the Czech Republic (MEYS), Maria Krausova, maria.krausova@msmt.cz
    • Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR), Petr Matolín, matolin@tacr.cz
  • France: 
  • Germany:
  • India:
    • Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB): Rajiv Kumar Tayal, tayal@nic.in
  • Ireland:
    • Science Foundation Ireland (SFI): Aisling McEvoy, pire@sfi.ie
  • Italy:
  • Japan:
  • Republic of Korea:
  • Mexico:
    • Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT): Héctor Sámano Rocha, hsamano@conacyt.mx
  • Norway:
    • Research Council of Norway (RCN): Berit Johne, bj@rcn.no
  • Poland:
  • Russia:
  • Spain:
    • Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO): David González Martínez, sgpint@mineco.es
  • Switzerland:
  • Taiwan:
    • Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan: Jennifer Hu, jenhu@most.gov.tw, (886) 2-2737-7560
  • Turkey:
  • USA:
    • US Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research Program (PEER Science): Annica Wayman, awayman@usaid.gov
Cassandra M. Dudka
PIRE-info@nsf.gov (703) 292-7250
Maija M. Kukla
PIRE-info@nsf.gov (703) 292-4940 OD/OISE
Steven Burch
PIRE-info@nsf.gov (703) 292-7226

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