Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Partnerships for International Research (PIRE)

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 nations 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 focus exclusively on the NSF-wide investment area of Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES). The SEES effort focuses on interdisciplinary topics that will advance sustainability science, engineering and education as an integrative approach to the challenges of adapting to environmental, social and cultural changes associated with growth and development of human populations, and attaining a sustainable energy future.

Amount: $4 million across 5 years

Date due: Preliminary proposals due October 19, 2011

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education

The Program for North American Mobility is designed to assist colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico in giving students a North American perspective on education and training in a wide range of subject areas. The ultimate intent of the program is to assist with the building of a North American community. The North American Program fosters student exchange within the context of multilateral curricular development. Students benefit from having an added "North American" curriculum perspective and cultural dimension to their studies through a combination of trilateral curricular innovation and study abroad. The program will support collaborative efforts in the form of consortial partnerships consisting of either 1) at least two academic institutions from each country, funded for a period of four years, or 2) a partnership consisting of one academic institution from each country for a period of three years.

Amount: $180,000

Date due: May 17, 2011

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