Graduate International Research Experiences

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About IIE-GIRE

IIE-GIRE (Graduate International Research Experiences) is a fellowship program that offers funding to doctoral engineering students to conduct innovative research abroad for 3 – 5 months.

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

For the third cycle of the program (Jan 2021 - Feb 2022), up to 15 U.S. PhD candidates will be funded to spend 3 to 5 months abroad, conducting innovative research and creating ties between their home and host institution. Awards will include funding that will go towards the students’ international travel and living stipend (for 3-5 months abroad), health insurance, visa fees, and a small fund for educational materials. In addition, each student’s home campus faculty adviser will receive $2,000 to help support their own travel to the research site abroad to visit their student, or for other relevant activities to support internationalization of home campus graduate programs.  

IIE will also provide several enrichment webinars for the selected grantees, focused on Critical Topics in International STEM Education and Policy & Professional Development (academic and non-academic career paths).


Application Dates at a Glance

Student Application Open: August 17, 2020

Student Application Close: October 2, 2020

Grant Period: January 18, 2021 - February 28, 2020

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