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Funding Opportunities: Arts, Humanities & International

NSF: Catalyzing New International Collaborations

Synopsis: The National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of International and Integrative Activities is seeking proposals that support the participation of US-based researchers and students in activities intended to catalyze new international research collaborations. The program is open to researchers in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by NSF. It promotes professional development and advances the research of U.S. researchers via international engagement. The program targets activities that catalyze new international collaborations which facilitate new scientific directions for the proposing investigator.

Deadlines: There are four target dates for submission of proposals: January 22, April 22, July 22, and October 22 each year.

Awards: Approximately $2 million is available to support 30 to 40 awards. Foreign collaborators are expected to obtain their own funding in support of the project; if this is not possible, proposers must discuss options for support with a Program Officer at NSF.

More Info: The solicitation is available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13605/nsf13605.htm.

For an extensive list of grant deadlines and program descriptions, visit to the Grants Resource Center (GRC). GRC publishes an upcoming "Deadlines" list each month. Various Fellowships are included. To access GRC, you must be linked to an NIU server.  A proxy login is available; contact your Research Development Specialist for off-campus login information.

Please note that NIU faculty and staff may not be eligible to apply for all the programs listed at the GRC site; some may have geographic limitations or be targeted to medical schools, minority institutions, etc.  Check individual agency sites for detailed guidelines of a particular listing, or contact your Research Development Specialist for assistance in determining eligibility for a funding opportunity.