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NSF Partnerships for International Research & Education (PIRE) Information Session

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Date: Tuesday, December 5

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: A004 Blount Hall (BLNT)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Partnerships for International Research & Education (PIRE) program 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. Please see the NSF PIRE program page for information on past awards, the current solicitation, FAQs, and more.

The Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) will present an information session that will provide an overview of the PIRE program, the internal limited submission process, and criteria that will be used to identify one preproposal for submission to NSF.

ORE will conduct the internal limited submission competition for the PIRE program in early 2018. Any researcher considering a submission to the internal competition should attend this information session or send a representative. Registering will ensure that you receive updates and relevant materials, even if you are unable to attend the information session.

Questions? Contact Kimberly Eck ( about the PIRE program, and contact Sharon Pound ( about the internal limited submission competition.

Tags: NSF, Workshop

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