The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program, managed by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE), supports research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students.
The IRES program contributes to development of a diverse, globally engaged workforce with world-class skills. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate or graduate students in high-quality international research, education and professional development experiences in NSF-funded research areas.
The program's overarching, long-term goals are to enhance U.S. leadership in research and education and to strengthen economic competitiveness by training the next generation of research leaders.
The IRES program accepts projects in any disciplinary field that NSF supports. Topics in multi-disciplinary and convergent areas of research, training, and professional development are encouraged.
A new solicitation for IRIS proposals has been issued:
View IRES Solicitation
The solicitation features three mechanisms; proposers are required to select one of the following tracks to submit their proposal:
- Track I focuses on the development of world-class research skills in international cohort experiences;
- Track II is dedicated to targeted, intensive learning and training opportunities that leverage international knowledge at the frontiers of research; and
- Track III calls for U.S. institutional partnerships and coalitions to develop and evaluate innovative models for high-impact, large-scale international research and professional development experiences for graduate students, as individuals or groups.
Each track has a separate deadline for submission, which are listed in the solicitation.
All proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. submitter's local time.
Full proposal deadlines:
Track-I IRES Sites: 30 January 2018
Track-II Advanced Studies Institutes: 6 February 2018
Full proposal target dates:
Track-III New Concepts in International Graduate Experience: 13 February 2018
For more information, including the full Solicitation and guidelines, go to:
View NSF Program Solicitation