NSF: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Date Posted:
Deadline for Notice of Intent (NOI):07/01/16
Agency Deadline for Preliminary Proposal:09/14/16
Agency Deadline:04/24/17
Limit on Number of Proposals:One- KU-L and KUMC: Considered independent organizations.
Sponsor Website:http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16571/nsf16571.htm
Pivot Link:http://pivot.cos.com/funding_opps/90334
PIRE is an NSF-wide program that supports fundamental, international research and education in physical, living, human, and engineered systems. PIRE awards enable research at the leading edge of science and engineering by facilitating partnerships with others nationally and internationally, by educating and preparing a diverse, world-class STEM workforce, and by fostering institutional capacity for international collaboration. This agenda is designed to encourage high-risk/high-reward activities and the pursuit of potentially transformative ideas. PIRE projects must include collaboration with foreign research partners and international research experiences for students to promote a diverse internationally competitive science and engineering workforce.

The objectives of this program are as follows:

  1. Support excellence in science and engineering research and education through international collaboration.
  2. Promote opportunities where international collaboration can provide unique advantages of scope, scale, flexibility, expertise, facilities, or access to phenomena, enabling advances that could not occur otherwise.
  3. Engage and share resources and research infrastructure within and across institutions to build strong international partnerships.
  4. Create and promote opportunities for students and early career researchers to participate in substantive international research experiences.

The average award size is expected to be approximately $4 million over 5 years.

Limited Submission Proposals Procedure: http://policy.ku.edu/research/institutional-endorsement
Notice of Intent Procedure:

If you are interested in submitting to this opportunity, please Click Here *  to submit a Notice of Intent form. You will be asked to provide your name and the names of any KU Co-PIs or senior personnel on the project team.

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kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu if you have questions or experience any difficulty submitting the NOI form.

Please submit your NOI form or send an email NOI to kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 01, 2016.

If the number of interested parties exceeds the mandated limit, the respondents will be asked to submit a brief pre-proposal for review by an internal selection committee.

If you have any questions about the solicitation or the process described above, please contact Nancy Biles at kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu or 864-7434.

Contact:Nancy Biles: 785-864-7434