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The Office of Integrative Activities (OIA) develops, oversees and leads cross-cutting activities, working across organizational boundaries and developing partnerships to promote the NSF mission, and it coordinates various initiatives stemming from strategic planning undertaken by senior management. For example, OIA administers major NSF-wide programs including the Science and Technology Centers, Major Research Instrumentation, and Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). In addition, OIA also administers prestigious honorary award programs-including the National Medal of Science and the Alan T. Waterman Award-as well as professional internships for aspiring scientists and engineers.  Furthermore, OIA supports the NSF Director's Office through policy analysis and special projects to address Foundation priorities, and plays a leadership role-in close partnership with other NSF Directorates and Offices-to improve NSF's management practices and promote unity and alignment in support of the Foundation's mission.

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Special Announcements

Scott J. Aaronson and Robert J. Wood Receive NSF 2012 Waterman Award

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Innovation Corps Sites Program
(NSF  12-604) Posted August 30, 2012

Innovation Corps Teams Program
(NSF  12-602) Posted August 28, 2012

NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows
(NSF  12-601) Posted August 27, 2012

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  12-599) Posted August 16, 2012

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students
(NSF  12-498) Posted August 10, 2012

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
(NSF  12-569) Full Proposal: September 12, 2012, Deadline for REU Site proposals except for those requiring access to Antarctica

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  12-516) Full Proposal: September 28, 2012

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  12-563) Full Proposal: October 3, 2012

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  12-584) Letter of Intent: October 5, 2012, Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation and Dissemination (PAID)

Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program
(NSF  12-586) Full Proposal: October 19, 2012

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NSF Innovation Corps logo. NSF I-Corps Celebrates First Year Bridging University Researchers with Entrepreneurs
Released July 18, 2012
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Illustration of a DNA abstract. NSF Announces New INSPIRE Awards
Released July 18, 2012
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Photo of graduate student Mary-Catherine Leewis preparing a soil sample for testing. NSF Research Dollars Fortify America's Science and Engineering Infrastructure
Released July 13, 2012
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National Science Foundation and European Commission Establish New Collaboration Opportunities for Early Career Scientists
Released July 13, 2012
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Released July 9, 2012
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Featured Programs
Academic Research Infrastructure Program: Recovery and Reinvestment (ARI-R²)
Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation
Major Research Instrumentation Program:
Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
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