The National Science Foundation is soliciting proposals for their Catalyzing New International Collaborations program, which will support U.S. researchers’ participation in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations. The program is designed to open up new scientific directions for the awardee with the intent that larger-scale research proposals will be submitted to relevant NSF programs for continuing support of the project.
Supported projects include, but are not limited to: research planning visits, initial data gathering activities, proof-of-concept, single or multiple visits within a maximum 12-month time period to plan a new international research collaboration, or exploratory workshops designed to bring together U.S. and non-U.S.-based researchers representing several institutions.
Up to $75,000 may be requested for projects lasting up to 12 months.
Deadlines: January 22, 2014; April 22, 2014; July 22, 2014; October 22, 2014