New call for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Nordic Research Opportunity is now open for Centers of Excellence

Again this year, DNRF has the pleasure of announcing the Nordic Research Opportunity in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The program allows Graduate Research Fellowship recipients at the PhD level to visit a DNRF Center of Excellence for a period of 2-12 months. The call (Dear Colleague Letter) can be found here.

This collaborative program intends to strengthen the internationalization at the Centers of Excellence and to provide an opportunity for the Graduate Research Fellows to get a Nordic research experience at the highest level. The Graduate Research Fellowship itself is a very prestigious funding program granting three year stipends for pursuing research based PhD or Master’s degrees. Among previous Graduate Research Fellows are several Nobel Prize recipients. Read more about the GRF here.

DNRF encourages the Centers of Excellence to explore the possibilities for hosting a Graduate Research Fellow, for contacting existing American collaborators. If you want to get in contact with potential fellows, please contact the administration (see below) as the initial step.

DNRF intends to accept the fellows which NSF finds worthy for funding upon merit review, which will be up to approx. 10 Graduate Research Fellows. All Centers of Excellence are eligible for acting as hosts as long as they fall within the fields of research funded by NSF. Each Center of Excellence will receive an attractive supplemental grant covering research and education costs associated with the stay as well as additional living costs for the Graduate Research Fellow.

Only Graduate Research Fellowship recipients funded by the NSF with one year spent in graduate school already are eligible for funding. It is the responsibility of the Graduate Research Fellow to carry out the application procedure with NSF and secure a letter of collaboration from the Danish host. The deadline is January 14 2011.

Please contact Research Adviser Marie-Louise Munch at mlm@dg.dk or phone +45 33 18 19 53 for further information.