Sent by email from Jeffrey Riedinger, Dean, MSU International Studies and Programs
International Studies and Programs is pleased to host D. Joseph Mook, PhD from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE), on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 from 11:00am - 12:00pm in the Kellogg Center, Room 103A&B. Dr. Mook is the program manager for NSF’s OISE/East Asian and Pacific Region. He will speak on the areas of engagement of the NSF regarding their support of international research collaboration.
What is the OISE?
Office of International Science & Engineering (OISE)
The Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) serves as a focal point for international science and engineering activities both inside and outside NSF. OISE promotes the development of an integrated, Foundation-wide international strategy, and manages international programs that are innovative, catalytic, and responsive to a broad range of NSF interests.
Specifically, OISE supports programs to expand and enhance leading-edge international research and education opportunities for U.S. scientists and engineers, especially at the early career stage. It works to build and strengthen effective institutional partnerships throughout the global science and engineering research and education community, and it supports international collaborations in NSF's priority research areas.
The Office carries out its functions through close partnership with the NSF Directorates and through its own program activities. OISE is housed within the Office of the NSF Director since its role is Foundation-wide. OISE encourages funding applicants to include an international component in proposals submitted to the appropriate research directorate.
An example of the NSF’s commitment to international research is the newly co-funded (by the Gates Foundation) program called Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD). The goal of BREAD is to support basic research that will build a foundation for generating sustainable, science-based solutions to agricultural problems in developing countries, the NSF has intentions of awarding 15 grants and $20 million per year over the next five years. MSU is currently submitting two letters of intent to propose and is a sub with another university for the current round of submissions.
Who should attend?
The OISE funds a broad cross section of international research endeavors in which graduate students, seasoned research veterans and university research administrators will benefit from Dr. Mook’s presentation. For further clarification of NSF’s numerous programs please see the following resources.
A vision statement for OISE can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/od/oise/vision-doc.jsp.
Current OISE funding opportunities http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=OISE.
A tri-fold brochure describing OISE activities and contact information is attached to this email.
Also attached is a slide from Dr. Mook’s forthcoming presentation highlighting the cooperation between the NSF and USAID regarding areas of thematic interest.
We look forward to your participation in this unique opportunity as we continue to build MSU’s international research capacity. Questions, please contact the Office of International Research Collaboration (OIRC) at 4-2987.