With the Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) Program, N.S.F. Graduate Fellows can benefit from partnerships developed by N.S.F. with partner organizations in other countries (the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research for GROW France) to develop international research collaborations.
The call 2016 has been published. The submission deadline is Decembre 4, 2016.
Following the last joint Committee of Science and Technology between France and the United States (October 2012), N.S.F. and M.E.N.E.S.R. decided to launch the GROW France program. The program allows PhD candidates funded by N.S.F. to cooperate with French research teams during a stay from three to twelve months in France.
The main features of the program are:
Graduate Research Fellows shall contact in advance potential host teams. A list of French institutions/laboratories that expressed their interest in hosting a N.S.F. PhD candidate is maintained by M.E.N.E.S.R. (non exhaustive list):
For a wider landscape you may consult the website of the research alliances to identify potential host institutions:
When you potentially identify the research organisation, you can consult its website. All French public research organisations are registered here:
Important : Before the submission, the eligibility of the French host institution has to be approved by the M.E.N.E.S.R
Contact Grow France
When preparing your application, it is important to contact the French institution in order to get a letter of support. In addition, the host institution will have to prepare the financial support of your stay. To do so, please give all the information (your N.S.F. statute, dates...) to the French institution.
The host institution may cover:
A contribution from the French institution (funding or in kind) is mandatory.
The French contribution should range between € 400/month to € 1,700/month. Practical modalities will be written in a letter of commitment to be reviewed by M.E.N.E.S.R.
Before the submission, you and the French institution have to contact the M.E.N.E.S.R in order to approve the eligibility of the French Laboratory
Contact Grow France
You shall submit your application to N.S.F.. The evalution will be made first by N.S.F. then by M.E.N.E.S.R.
All French research institutions may participate in the GROW France program.
The commitment to host a N.S.F. candidate corresponds to:
The French contribution should range between € 400/month to € 1,700/month. The institution shall send a letter of commitment to be reviewed by M.E.N.E.S.R.
Only the N.S.F. official calendar is binding.
MEIRES : Mission Europe and international for Research and Innovation - DGSIP/DGRI