Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC) NSF 12-573, replaces NSF 11-508

DUE:  anytime

AWARD:  30 to 40 awards per year totaling $2M/yr.

SCOPE:  The CNIC program will support U.S. researchers’ participation in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations designed to open up new scientific directions for the proposer. These include, but are not limited to: research planning visits, initial data gathering activities, proof-of-concept, and single or multiple research visits within a maximum 12-month time period. The community is invited to propose innovative mechanisms and strategies for catalyzing new international collaborations with the goal of reaching the stage that competitive, full research proposals can be submitted to relevant NSF programs for continuing support of the project.  Of particular interest are projects which represent new, previously unfunded scientific areas for the principal investigator, or areas in which preliminary data is needed for establishing a proof-of-concept.


–            Nancy Sung, (703) 292-8710,  email: [email protected]

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