NSF Announces First Cohort of Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide Program

NSF is collaborating with sister agencies in 12 countries


Fifty-three graduate students working in disparate fields of science and engineering will soon begin international research experiences through the Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW), a competitively awarded research and education program available to National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows (GRFs).

Through GROW, NSF is collaborating with sister agencies in 12 countries to connect NSF GRFs to strategically selected educational and research institutions abroad.

As part of a competitive process, the students submitted proposals by which their candidacy for participation in GROW would be determined through a rigorous merit-review process. A science agency in a partner country will host the students for a period of three to 12 months. While overseas, they will receive a living allowance from the host country as they pursue their research at a host institution. They are also eligible to receive an international travel allowance from NSF.

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