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  • The AOR is your home institution's Authorized Organizational Representative. GROW applicants should contact their GRFP coordinating official to identify their AOR for GROW proposals.
  • The AOR certification form can be found below under "Related URLs"
  • The signed AOR certification form must be uploaded with your proposal as a Supplementary Document.

The new GROW Dear Colleague Letter has been released. GROW expands opportunities for U.S. graduate students to engage in international research collaboration.  GROW is open only to recipients of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).  The submission deadline is January 8, 2014.  In addition to the 2013 partner countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Japan, Korea, Norway, Singapore, and Sweden, new opportunities are available in Australia, Brazil, Chile, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, and through a partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development, in several developing countries:  Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Senegal, and South Africa.  See details in the Dear Colleague Letter and on the country-specific pages linked below.

GROW expands opportunities for U.S. graduate students to engage in international research collaboration.  GROW is open only to recipients of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).  For the upcoming competition,  in addition to the 2013 partner countries:  Denmark, Finland, France, Japan, Norway, South Korea, Singapore, and Sweden, new opportunities will be included in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Ireland, Chile and India. Additional countries might be added by the time of application.  Details will be available in the fall of 2013.  See more on the GRFP page http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201.

Richard Tankersley
rtankers@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8694

Sonia Ortega
grow@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8694

Anne Emig
grow@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8694

In an era of globalization of research excellence, an international research experience is rapidly becoming an integral part of an outstanding graduate education.   Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) is a collaboration between NSF, international partners and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide NSF Graduate Research Fellows with expanded opportunities to enhance professional development through research collaborations at top-caliber science and engineering research sites overseas.

GROW continues research cooperation with counterpart funding organizations in Denmark, Finland, France, Japan, Korea, Norway, Singapore and Sweden. In addition, GROW in 2013-2014 introduces new opportunities in Australia, Brazil, Chile, India, Ireland, Netherlands, and Switzerland.  It also includes new opportunities in Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Senegal and South Africa in partnership with USAID.

See Dear Colleague Letter NSF 14-05 for information on how to apply.  For country-specific information, use the following links:

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

NSF Dear Colleague Letter NSF 14-05 with How to Apply details
First Cohort of GROW Awards Announced (July 2013)
external GRFP website
Video - NSF Director announces GROW opportunity 12/05/12
NSF GROW press release December 5, 2012
AOR Certifications Form for GROW

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