The CNIC program will support US 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, 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 US and non-US-based researchers representing several institutions and focused on a topic specified in the Project Description. Generally, CNIC-supported workshops will include between 10-25 individuals, of whom roughly half will be from the US, and are usually expected to take place abroad. However, in special circumstances, they may take place within the US if they include substantial international participation and are held for the purpose of establishing new international collaborations.

The community is invited to propose innovative mechanisms and strategies for catalyzing new international collaborations with the goal of reaching the stage that competitive follow-on full research proposals can be submitted to other specified and relevant NSF programs, for continuing support of the project. Such follow-on proposals may be submitted to any appropriate and active NSF core program

Estimated Number of Awards: 30 to 40 per year

Anticipated Funding Amount: $2,000,000 per year, pending the quality of proposals and availability of funds

Award duration (up to 12 months) and budget (up to $75,000) are expected to vary considerably depending on the scope of activities proposed.

Rolling Deadlines:  Full Proposal Target Date(s):

January 22, 2014
January 22, Annually Thereafter

April 22, 2014
April 22, Annually Thereafter

July 22, 2014
July 22, Annually Thereafter

For more information please refer to the solicitation page: