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Office of International Science and Engineering

Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide  (GROW)

GROW 2016-2017

The GROW Dear Colleague Letter, NSF 16-012, is active. GROW expands opportunities for U.S. graduate students to engage in international research collaboration. GROW is open to only active awardees of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The extended submission deadline is Monday, December 5, 2016. For the upcoming competition, the GROW partner countries are: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Denmark, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland. Additional partners may be added before the deadline.

AOR Certification Requirement for Proposals

  • 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.

Name Email Phone Room
Joerg  Schlatterer (703) 292-8694   
Tyrone  D. Mitchell (703) 292-8694   
Anne  L. Emig (703) 292-7241   

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, Columbia, Denmark, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland. Additional partners may be added before the deadline. GROW opportunities with USAID are not offered in 2016-2017

See Dear Colleague Letter NSF 16-012 for information on how to apply. For country-specific information, use the following links:

·     Australia GROW information

·     Austria GROW information

·     Brazil GROW information

·     Chile GROW information

·     Denmark GROW information

·     Finland GROW information

·    France GROW information

·     India GROW information

·     Ireland GROW information

·     Japan GROW information

·     Korea GROW information

·     Mexico GROW information

·     Netherlands GROW information

·     Norway GROW information

·     Singapore GROW information

·     Sweden GROW information

·     Switzerland GROW information



Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) - Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) (NSF 16-012)


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

NSF Dear Colleague Letter NSF 16-012

First Cohort of GROW Awards Announced (July 2013)

external GRFP website

AOR Certifications Form for GROW