Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW)

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

This funding opportunity is no longer active and has been archived,

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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:

Inquiries may be made to (703)292-8694