NSF-Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Program
To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences
From: Heather Daniels, Graduate School
Date: August 1, 2011
Subject: NSF-Partnerships for International Research and Education Program (PIRE)
Nominations are due at the Graduate School on Monday, August 15, 2011; Deadline for internal competition is Friday, August 26, 2011.
The NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education program aims to establish innovative models for international collaborative research and education; establish collaborative relationships with international groups or institutions; promote the development of a globally engaged U.S. scientific workforce; and facilitate greater student participation in international research collaboration.
This fourth round of the PIRE competition will focus exclusively on the NSF-wide investment area of Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES). A sustainable world is one in which human needs are met equitably without harm to the environment, and without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Meeting this formidable challenge requires a substantial increase in our understanding of the integrated system of society, the natural world, and the alterations humans bring to Earth. NSF's Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES) activities aim to address this need through support for interdisciplinary research and education in all fields of science and engineering. Especially encouraged is research on global sustainability issues including, but not limited to, climate change, clean energy, food security, biodiversity, and communication networks. Average award size is expected to be $4M over 5 years.
The Division of International Studies can facilitate your connection to international initiatives and centers on campus or around the world, whether to expand support opportunities, establish research collaborations, or develop an internationally focused course. If they are aware of your proposal ideas and current projects they can also help other potential collaborators and potential funding sources find you. Please contact Associate Dean of the Division of International Studies Guido Podesta: 262-5805, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The number of pre-proposals UW–Madison may submit is limited to one. Full proposals are by invitation only.
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Internal Competition Application Instructions:
Notice of intent: Send an email message to email@example.com with the subject line "NSF PIRE " by Monday, August 15, 2011 to inform us of your intention to submit a proposal. Please include the following in your email message:
--name and full contact information for the PI
--names and departments of the Co-Is
--a brief description (sentence or two) of the proposed project
Applications for internal review:Send your pdf application for internal competition to firstname.lastname@example.org with "NSF PIRE" by Friday, August 26, 2011. Your application for the internal competition should include the following information:
-- Cover page with proposal title, full contact information (building address, phone, email) for the PI
-- 2-3 page description of the proposed project, the co-investigators and a summary of how the project will fulfill the program objectives indicated in the program solicitation.
For the project selected, a complete pre-proposal must be submitted using FastLane or Grants.gov. Information about campus procedures for FastLane or Grants.gov is posted on the RSP Web site. Pre-proposals are due by Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 5 pm CDT.
If you have any questions about this procedure, please contact Heather Daniels (608) 263-7274 or Petra Schroeder (608) 265-4868 or email email@example.com