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Office of International Science and Engineering
Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW)
GROW expands opportunities for U.S. graduate students to engage in international research collaboration. GROW is open only to active awardees of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The GROW Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 16-012) provides detailed information about the program, eligibility, application instructions, and other requirements.
The GROW partner countries are: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Singapore, and Sweden.
Only the countries listed are part of the GROW program, no other partners will be considered. Some countries include approved institutions only, with other institutions considered on a case by case basis. Check the GROW country website (see links below) and contact the partner agency on the country website for more information.
AOR Certification is not required.
The application must be approved by the Coordinating Official (CO) prior to the submission deadline of Friday, December 15, 2017, 5pm local time.
|Inquiries may be made to||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 and international partners to provide NSF Graduate Research Fellows with expanded opportunities to enhance professional development through research collaborations at science and engineering research sites abroad.
GROW has established research cooperation with counterpart funding organizations in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Singapore, and Sweden. Only the countries listed are part of the GROW program, no other partners will be considered.
The Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 16-012) provides information on how to apply, eligibility, application requirements, terms, and conditions. Updated information is sent to all Graduate Research Fellows and supersede previous information. For country-specific information, use the following links: