Funding Opportunities: Notice of Grants, Awards & Scholarships Duke University
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This information is compiled and published solely as an informational service to Duke researchers, scholars, and staff.

National Science Foundation - Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Synopsis:

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. 

A single organization may submit one preliminary proposal as the lead institution. Full proposals will be accepted by invitation only. There is no limit on the number of proposals in which an institution can participate as a partner.

Deadlines:

  • Duke Internal: September 3, 2014

  • Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date (required):  October 21, 2014

  • Full Proposal Deadline Date:  May 15, 2015

The official announcement and description of this opportunity may be found on the funding agency's website:
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14587/nsf14587.htm

Areas of Interest:

  1. Proposals will be considered from all areas of science and engineering research which are supported by the NSF.
  2. Depending on research topic and partner location, additional funding for U.S. PIs or foreign collaborators may be available from the following agencies:
  • China-Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MOST);
  • Finland-Academy of Finland;
  • Finland-Tekes-The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation;
  • France-Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR);
  • France-Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS);
  • Germany-Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG);
  • India-Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB);
  • Japan-Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS);
  • Japan-Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST);
  • Republic of Korea-National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF);
  • Mexico-The National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT);
  • Russia-The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (MES);
  • Russia-Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR);
  • Spain-Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO);
  • Taiwan-Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan (MOST);
  • US Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research Program (PEER Science).

Disciplinary Category:
International Opportunities; Multidisciplinary; Social Sciences; Environmental & Life Sciences; Curriculum Development; Physical Sciences & Engineering.

Applicant Type:

Institutions holding current PIRE awards are eligible to apply only if submitted proposals are significantly different in scope from those previously awarded. Incremental expansions of funded projects do not qualify and will be returned without review. (Current PIRE:  http://pire.pratt.duke.edu/)

Award Amount:

Estimated number of awards is 10-15 pending availability of funds.

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.

Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds.


Numerical value: $4,000,000

Nomination Process:

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF via the upload feature on the ORS website.

* A letter of support from dean/chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - up to 6 pages
* NSF Biosketch

The above materials should be compiled (in the order listed above) into one PDF file.
Go to Institutionally Limited Nominations/Current Open Competitions: https://ors.duke.edu/orsmanual/current-competitions,
Select the appropriate competition and click the Applicant button.
Follow the instructions to create a profile (if required).
Return to the funding opportunity.
Click the Applicant Button on the Opportunities page and then upload your file.
Please remember to click Submit after you upload.

Deadlines:
Internal Deadline: 9/3/2014*
External Deadline: 10/21/2014

*Note: For all institutionally limited opportunities: Don't assume it's too late to apply for a grant or award if the internal deadline has expired. If the external deadline has not yet expired, contact fundopps@duke.edu.

Note: For Duke researchers, scholars, and staff.
Duke University is served by two pre-award offices. The Office of Research Support assists Campus Schools and Centers. The Office of Research Administration supports the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing in Duke University Medical Center.
The Office of Research Administration -
For School of Medicine and School of Nursing
The Office of Research Support -
For Campus Schools and Centers
The Office of Research Administration must review all Duke University Medical Center applications for the School of Medicine and School of Nursing prior to submission to the sponsor. Business proposals are due at the ORA offices seven (7) business days in advance of the sponsor deadline. The Office of Research Support must review all Duke University applications for Campus Schools and Centers prior to submission to the sponsor. Business proposals are due at the ORS offices five (5) business days in advance of sponsor the deadline.
The Office of Research Administration
Duke University Medical Center
Suite 802, Erwin Square
2200 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27705
Telephone: 919.684.5175
Web: research.som.duke.edu
Email: gcmail@mc.duke.edu
The Office of Research Support
Duke University
Suite 710 Erwin Square
2200 West. Main Street
Durham, NC 27705
Telephone: 919.684.3030
Web: www.ors.duke.edu
Email: fundopps@duke.edu

Previous Duke Awardees:

Patrick Ferguson - Civil Engineering
http://pire.pratt.duke.edu/

Report outdated summary information to fundopps@duke.edu
Last updated 7/22/2014