NSF 16-571 Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

If you are interested in submitting a Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) proposal, send an abstract no more than three pages in length to Elizabeth Soto, esoto2@iit.edu by the internal deadline of Friday, August 5, 2016 at noon. Follow Illinois Institute of Technology’s guidelines for internal competitions available here.

  • Institutional Limit: One
  • Internal Deadline: Friday, August 5, 2016 at noon
  • Preliminary Proposal Due: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
  • Full Proposal Deadline: Monday, April 24, 2017

Synopsis of Program:

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 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.

This PIRE competition will be open to all areas of science and engineering research which are supported by the NSF.


Per Illinois Tech policy, all grant applications (federal and non-federal) must be reviewed, signed and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs regardless of the amount of the request. Complete your routing sheet as soon as possible via Cayuse SP. The Cayuse SP link is found under the Research Tab in the myIIT portal. Contact osrp@iit.edu or call at 312.567.3035 for more information on submitting a proposal.