Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
We are soliciting internal letters of intent from investigators or teams of investigators wishing to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation, Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Program. As an institution we may submit only one pre-proposal for this limited submission competition. Full proposals will be accepted by the sponsor from invitation only.
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.
It is anticipated that $10,000,000 to $15,000,000 will be available annually, for all awards, pending the availability of funds; the average award size is expected to be approximately $4 million over 5 years.
A full description of the 2014 NSF PIRE program may be found on the NSF website.
Faculty members or teams of investigators interested in submitting a PIRE proposal to NSF must first submit an internal mandatory letter of intent to the Office of Research. Letters of intent should be no more than one page and identify the project scope, principal investigators, collaborators, and partner organizations. As an institution we may submit only one pre-proposal to NSF for consideration by October 21, 2014.
Internal letters of intent must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. August 15, 2014 as a word or pdf document to firstname.lastname@example.org, with NSF PIRE and the last name of the lead PI(s) in the subject line.
If the Office of Research receives more than one letter of intent, we will run an internal competition with the selected letter of intent moving forward with completing the required pre-proposal by October 21, 2014. Anyone who does not submit a letter of intent will not be permitted to submit a pre-proposal to NSF by the pre-proposal deadline.
Full proposals will be accepted by invitation from NSF. The deadline for full proposal is May 15, 2015.