The IIE-GIRE program is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant no 1829436.

This application is now closed. 

IIE-GIRE Statement on COVID-19

We are aware of the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic may have on Fellows’ travel and related program plans. The IIE-GIRE team is committed to the safety of each of our Fellows and to working flexibly with them to adjust to changes in travel restrictions, safety in home or host country, and Fellow health. We encourage all applicants to plan their application with the assumption that they will travel to their host institution and remain there for their planned period. Should circumstances require adjustments, the IIE-GIRE team will work with Fellows on a feasible alternative.

Required Materials

  • Personal Statement: A Personal Statement (double-spaced, no longer than 2 pages) that demonstrates how your background, experiences, and leadership activities have prepared you for this opportunity and how this opportunity will impact your educational and professional path.
  • Project Statement: A Project Statement (double-spaced, no longer than 3 pages) that demonstrates the detail and scope of the proposed research project. This statement should:
    • Demonstrate the project's contribution to the respective academic field.
    • Contain a proposed timeline of research activity.
    • Discuss how this experience will further your academic and professional goals.
    • Discuss how the proposed project will benefit the home and host institutions.
  • Curriculum Vitae:  Be sure to include any honors, awards, publications, articles, theses, or conference presentations. Uploaded as a single or multi-page PDF, TIFF, or JPEG file.
  • Academic History: Provide education history, beginning with undergraduate institution and extending through current institution.
  • Recommendation Letter: Register up to two individuals who will provide recommendations for you in the application portal․ One of these individuals must be a faculty adviser from your current institution.  A recommendation letter (in English) from a contact at the overseas host institution is not required, but highly recommended.

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