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Press Release 12-225

NSF Launches GROW to Accelerate International Research Collaborations

NSF Graduate Research Fellows offered new opportunities to pursue research abroad

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Graduate Research Fellow in Norway

In this August 2010 photo, Graduate Research Fellow Adam Booth uses GPS receivers to monitor movement of bedrock landslides in Norway. This project was funded by NSF and the Research Council of Norway through a Nordic Research Opportunity Fellowship, in collaboration with the Norwegian Geologic Survey in Trondheim.

Credit: Adam Booth, Caltech

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NSF marked the 60th anniversary of its Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) by announcing Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW). The GRFP is NSF's flagship program for graduate students in STEM. At a 60th anniversary celebration, NSF recognized current and past GRFs, and acknowledged the impact of this support on their later work. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate in Physics in 1997 and GRFP recipient in 1970, and Robert Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago, member of the National Science Board and GRFP recipient in 1968, were featured speakers. GROW offers NSF Graduate Research Fellows new opportunities to pursue research abroad.

Credit: NSF


Through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program, NSF invests in students with demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering.

Credit: National Science Foundation; Photo of Dr. Felsenfeld with President Truman courtesy of Society for Science and the Public