Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program (PASI)



Announcement Number:                    NSF 03-506


Proposal Due Date:                                    January 30, 2003

                                                            Future deadlines: January 15 of each year




Approximately 6 to 8 awards will be made yearly to U.S. research institutions or professional societies for the purpose of organizing a PASI.


The cost of any one institute may not exceed $100,000. Salaries will not be supported by these awards although a reasonable stipend for a graduate student to assist with the organization of the PASI pre- and post- meeting will be allowed. In addition, student participants from industry are expected to cover their own costs           




The "Pan American Advanced Study Institutes" (PASI) Program, is a jointly supported initiative between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Pan American Advanced Studies Institutes are short courses of two to four weeks duration, involving lectures, demonstrations, research seminars and discussion at the advanced graduate and post-doctoral level. PASIs aim to disseminate advanced scientific and engineering knowledge and stimulate training and cooperation among researchers of the Americas in the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences, and in engineering fields. Whenever feasible, an interdisciplinary approach is recommended.


The Principal Investigator (PI) shall be the designated contact person for the Institute and is expected to provide leadership in fully coordinating and integrating its activities. The PI is responsible for (a) the preparation of the scientific and/or engineering program, (b) the selection of lecturers and students, (c) the administration of the meeting, and (d) the publication of lectures and proceedings from the meeting.


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