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Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Germany for NSF CAREER Awardees

 

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
 

Summary:
To further scientific and technological cooperation between the scientific communities of Germany and the United States, a Letter of Intent was signed on May 27, 2014 to enable U.S.-based scientists and engineers with NSF-funded CAREER awards to pursue research collaboration with colleagues supported through German Research Foundation (DFG) grants.

Connecting researchers with complementary strengths and shared interests promotes scientific progress in solving some of the world's most vexing problems. This international research opportunity is mutually beneficial to the U.S. participants and their hosts through cooperative activities during research visits and also by establishing international research partnerships to enrich future research activities in Germany and the U.S.

Under the Letter of Intent, the DFG identifies DFG-funded research groups who wish to host CAREER awardees for research visits of up to one year in connection with their DFG funding. This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) invites current CAREER awardees to apply for supplemental funding to support travel for research visits to any identified, appropriate DFG-funded research group. Further, the DCL gives instructions on how to apply and other relevant policies and requirements.

DFG is hosting a password-protected website that lists the DFG-funded principal investigators and research teams interested in hosting NSF CAREER awardees. The website will be updated each year by December 1 for visits in the following calendar year. CAREER awardees should request the website address and password from their cognizant NSF Program Officer and then communicate directly with DFG PIs to ascertain areas of mutual interest and research goals for a visit. They then must discuss their plans for their visits with their cognizant NSF Program Officer prior to submitting a supplemental funding request. If approved by NSF, the request is forwarded to DFG for review and confirmation of acceptance by the PI of the DFG-funded project.

IN GENERAL, THE DFG-FUNDED HOSTS WILL PROVIDE FUNDING TO SUPPORT IN-COUNTRY LIVING EXPENSES DURING THE VISITS.

NSF WILL PROVIDE TRAVEL FUNDS TO/FROM EUROPE.

Activities are subject to availability of funds and all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and programs of the DFG and NSF.

For more information, please visit:
www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15059/nsf15059.jsp

 
 

 

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