The Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) grant awarded to the Center for Language Science at the Pennsylvania State University trains a diverse workforce of language scientists, many of whom are from underrepresented groups in the STEM workforce, to conduct basic and applied behavioral and neuroscience research. Our PIRE work involves domestic and international collaborations, and aims to translate basic science in culturally diverse contexts.

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PIRE II is hosted at both Penn State and the University of California at Irvine.





Recognizing the value of international partnerships in addressing critical science and engineering questions, the National Science Foundation (NSF) established the Partnerships in International Research and Education (PIRE) program in 2005. PIRE is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community. It promotes excellence in science and engineering through international collaboration and facilitates development of a diverse, globally-engaged, U.S. science and engineering workforce. Read more at https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16571/nsf16571.htm#toc