NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Tekes is partnering with the National Science Foundation’s ( NSF) Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Programme. PIRE is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration.
Application period: Fri 01.08.2014 - Tue 21.10.2014

Tekes can fund the Finnish research organisation's project costs according to Tekes evaluation criteria and the terms and conditions for public research funding. All areas of research supported by the NSF are eligible.

NSF PIRE Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date: October 21, 2014
NSF PIRE Full Proposal Deadline Date: May 15, 2015

How to apply

The project participants are asked to submit a common proposal directly to NSF. In the proposal, each partner's role and budget should be clearly identified. Tekes will evaluate the Finland-based researcher's applications only, if NSF has decided to recommend the project for award.

Tekes focuses on projects that are related to the focus areas of the Tekes strategy and belong to the Public research networked with companies category. The projects funded by Tekes should pay special attention to creating new competence and harnessing it for the needs of business life.

The projects funded by Tekes should aim at least 10 % funding from the companies.

More information about PIRE funding is available at the NSF PIRE website:

More information about Tekes funding
Hanna Rantala
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