January-February 2014

NSF Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC)

The CNIC program will support US researchers' participation in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations designed to open up new scientific directions for the proposer. These include, but are not limited to: research planning visits, initial data gathering activities, proof-of-concept, single or multiple visits within a maximum 12-month time period to plan a new international research collaboration, or exploratory workshops designed to bring together US and non-US-based researchers representing several institutions and focused on a topic specified in the Project Description. Generally, CNIC-supported workshops will include between 10-25 individuals, of whom roughly half will be from the US, and are usually expected to take place abroad. However, in special circumstances, they may take place within the US if they include substantial international participation and are held for the purpose of establishing new international collaborations.

Up to $75,000, up to 12 months

Full Proposal Target Dates:
January 22, 2014              January 22 annually thereafter
April 22, 2014                    April 22 annually thereafter
July 22, 2014                      July 22 annually thereafter
October 22, 2014             October 22 annually thereafter



International Interns to Study at ISU

Dates of Internship Intern Home University, Country ISU Mentor/Department
January - August, 2014 Ignacio Balladares University of Buenos Aires, Argentina Louis Thompson, Agronomy
Maria Salas-Fernandez, Agronomy
January - April, 2014 Te-En Fang Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan David Grewell, ABE
January - April, 2014 Cheng-Yu Tsai Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan David Grewell, ABE
March - August, 2014 Jeremie Bouriot AgroSUP Dijon, France Ken Moore, Agronomy


International Visitors to CALS

  Country Dates of Visit Visitors Department/Contact
Costa Rica
University of Costa Rica
January - March, 2014 Adriana Araya An Sci
Joe Sebranek
Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
March 1, 2014 -
March 31, 2015
Alessandra Lanubile Plant Pathology
Gary Munkvold


Where are Faculty and Staff Traveling???  

  • David Acker, CALS Admin, Thailand, invited presentation/lectures
  • Nair Ajay, Horticulture, India, research
  • Bruce Babcock, Economics, Brazil, project collaboration
  • Julie Blanchong, NREM, Thailand, co-lead student travel course
  • Alicia Carriquiry, Statistics, Colombia, project collaboration
  • Joseph Cortes, Seed Science, Senegal, discuss future collaboration
  • Jack Dekkers, Animal Science, Tanzania, Australia, research, teach short course
  • Kathleen Delate, Agronomy, Italy, research
  • Kevin Duerfeldt, Horticulture, Virgin Islands, intern orientation
  • Adela Ida Harries, Seed Science, Ghana, project collaboration
  • Susan Johnson, Agronomy, Puerto Rico, research
  • Susan Lamont, Animal Science, Tanzania, project collaboration
  • Andrew Lenssen, Agronomy, Uganda, project collaboration
  • John Mabry, Animal Science, Thailand, project collaboration
  • Michael Owen, Agronomy, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Jill Pruetz, Anthropology, Senegal, research
  • Margaret Pruitt, GDCB, Germany, research
  • Richard Schultz, NREM, Thailand, co-lead student travel course
  • Joe Sebranek, Animal Science, Canada, corporate product review
  • Mike Stahr, Seed Science, Ghana, project collaboration
  • Paul White, Agronomy, Puerto Rico, research


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