IMPRESS-U: International Multilateral Partnerships for Resilient Education and Science System in Ukraine

The Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a new partnership aiming to: (1) support excellence in science and engineering research, education, and innovation through international collaboration and (2) promote and catalyze integration of Ukrainian researchers in the global research community.

Update: The National Academic Exchange Agency NAWA (Poland) FAQ:NAWA will fund International Supplements projects, which involve expanding existing U.S. NSF-funded research endeavours with new components and partnerships with researchers from Ukraine and Poland. On NAWA’s side, it has a budget of around €1.6 million to fund 10 projects and has already approved the first three. More

This is the OISE partnership with:

  • Estonia: Estonian Research Council (ETAG)
  • Latvia: Latvian Council of Science (LCS)
  • Lithuania: Research Council of Lithuania (LMT)
  • Poland: National Science Centre (NCN) and Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA)
  • Ukraine: National Research Foundation of Ukraine (NRFU)
  • USA: National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG)

With this initiative, OISE invites visionary, ambitious, high quality collaborative research proposals that address scientific or technical challenges in any field of science, engineering, or education and require an international collaboration. Each proposal must engage researchers from the U.S., Ukraine, and at least one other country involved in this initiative. Priority will be given to projects that propose: (a) creative ways for enhancing efficiency and resiliency of international partnerships; (b) efficient concepts to prepare an internationally engaged research community and technical workforce; and (c) efficient and significant contributions to build a modern, state-of-the-art research, education and innovation ecosystem in Ukraine.

Scope of Research:
Any field of science, engineering, and education supported by NSF is eligible.

There are no deadlines for proposal submissions or supplemental funding requests under this DCL, so proposals and requests may be submitted at any time. All proposals and supplemental funding requests will be reviewed as soon as practical.

A proposer or NSF PI must contact and consult with an NSF Program Director in OISE and/or the relevant disciplinary program in advance regarding the content and timing of their submission.

For the U.S. effort in the EAGER proposals, PIs may request NSF funding of up to $300,000 and an award duration of up to 2 years. Typical supplemental funding requests to existing NSF awards are not to exceed 20% of the original award budget.

Anticipated Number of Awards:
OISE expects to make 10-15 collaborative international awards subject to availability of funds and quality of proposals.

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