Partnerships for International Research and Education (NSF-PIRE)
The Research Office is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation – Partnerships for International Research and Education (NSF-PIRE) program.
Research Office Letter of Intent submission deadline: Monday, September 12, 2011
Information: Debbie Delmore at email@example.com or (541) 737-8390
Limit Summary: A single organization may submit one (1) preliminary proposal as the lead institution. Full proposals will be accepted by invitation only. There is no limit on the number of proposals on which an institution can participate as a partner.
In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding, a review process will be put in place if more than one (1) proposal is submitted. The finalist will be asked to represent Oregon State University and to submit their proposal to the NSF-PIRE program.
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.
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NSF Preliminary Proposal Due Date (required): October 19, 2011
NSF Full Proposal Deadline (BY INVITATION ONLY): May 15, 2012
Guidance for preparation of Letter of Intent to the Research Office:
- Title of Project
- Provide a clear a concise description of the project and relevance to SEES.
- List U.S. and international partners and the unique opportunities that they bring to the project.
- Brief description of the educational activities of the proposed project.
- Estimated total budget being requested from NSF (does not need to be itemized).
- Standard NSF style biosketch for PI (limit 2 pages).
- Be limited to six (6) pages (including biosketch).
- Be submitted electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to: firstname.lastname@example.org