The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program, managed by NSF’s 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.
A new solicitation for IRIS proposals has been issued: https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?org=OAC&ods_key=nsf18505.
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.
- 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.