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The IIE-GIRE Fellowship is open to all U.S. engineering graduate students studying at any graduate engineering program within the United States to spend 3 to 5 months abroad, conducting innovative research and creating ties between their home university and host institution.

The list below includes the participating institutions selected for the first cohort of the IIE-GIRE program and highlights the diversity of the home institutions of IIE-GIRE fellows as well as the institutions that have supported them during their time abroad. This list is meant to serve as an example – Prospective applicants can apply from any U.S. institution and propose any host institution, abroad.            


Host Institutions:

  • Kyoto University-Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI)
  • Kyushu University
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
  • Technical University of Cambridge
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • TU Delft
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Lille
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Zurich

Home Institution:

  • Clemson University
  • Drexel University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Lehigh University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Wisconsin Madison