November 05, 2013

NSF and USAID Offer International Travel Allowances for NSF Graduate Research Fellows

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) - Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) program provides NSF Graduate Fellows an international travel allowance to engage in research collaborations with investigators in partner countries located outside the United States. GROW offers research opportunities of 3-12 months in duration in the following partner countries: Australia, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland.

This year, GROW is offering an additional track to provide opportunities to NSF Graduate Fellows to conduct research in developing countries. This track, developed through a partnership between NSF and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), includes the following developing countries: Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Senegal and South Africa. These opportunities are part of an online catalog that is available to students.

NSF Graduate Fellows may submit GROW travel requests through the GRFP FastLane module by January 8, 2014.