NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

The Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports international activities across all NSF-supported disciplines. This program supports projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration, addressing critical STEM problems in a global context. The PIRE competition is open to all areas of science and engineering research supported by the NSF. The program guidelines can be found here.

Miami University can submit one proposal on which we are the lead institution. The pre-proposal to be submitted by Miami will be selected by the Vice President for Research & Innovation.

Preliminary proposals must be submitted to the NSF electronically by September 14. To provide time for internal review and the submission process, the internal deadline for proposals is Friday, August 5, 2016. You are required to provide a preliminary proposal regardless of whether your proposal was selected as an institutional submission in previous years.

To have your proposal considered for Miami’s institutional submission, please forward the following to Anne Schauer:

  • Cover page that includes:

    • Project title
    • Length of study
    • List of partner institutions and key researchers
    • Estimated total budget

  • Project narrative describing the issue to be addressed, overall goal(s), approach, expected outcomes, synergy each participant brings to the project and both scientific merit and broader impacts (not to exceed 3 pages)
  • Education summary describing proposed education activities and how the integration of research and education will advance the PIRE project (not to exceed 2 pages)
  • Copy of all reviewer comments (if you have previously submitted a PIRE proposal or preliminary proposal)

Please contact Anne Schauer (529-3735) with specific questions about the application process.