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Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC)

The Catalyzing New International Collaborations program supports the participation of US-based researchers and students in activities intended to catalyze new international research collaborations. 

Under the current solicitation (13-605), the first target date for proposal submission is January 22, 2014.  As this is some time ahead, to ease the transition CNIC proposals that are received up to at least October 31, 2013 (if compliant with the solicitation) will be sent for review and subsequent decision without waiting for the January target date. Review may normally take up to six months. Proposers should consult the CNIC Program to ascertain the position after October 31, 2013.  This arrangement applies to the January 22, 2014, target date only. 

CNIC awards support short international planning visits by US-based researchers or small workshops that are expected to result in submission of follow-on full research proposal(s) to NSF. Prior to formal submission in response to this solicitation, it is required that potential proposers make contact with the cognizant OIIA/ISE Country/Regional Program Officer. The OIIA/ISE Country/Regional Program Officers are listed at http://www.nsf.gov/od/iia/ise/country-list.jsp. Note that CNIC does not provide support for, or to participate in, international conferences or congresses. Such support should be requested in proposal(s) to an NSF Directorate (see NSF Grant Proposal Guide sections II.D.8 & II.D.9). 


Full Proposal Target Date:  January 22, 2014

January 22, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  April 22, 2014

April 22, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  July 22, 2014

July 22, Annually Thereafter