NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
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.
- Tekes terms and conditions for public research funding (pdf)
- Tekes funding for research organisations - Public research networked with companies projects
More information about PIRE funding is available at the NSF PIRE website:
More information about Tekes funding
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