What is GROW

Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW)

Since 2009, the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) has collaborated with the National Science Foundation (NSF) on a program known as Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW).

GROW allows Fellows funded through the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program to carry out a research visit at a DNRF Center of Excellence for a period of 2-12 months. Since 2016, it is also possible to seek a GROW fellowship in connection with a Niels Bohr Professorship grant funded by the DNRF.


It is no longer possible to submit proposals for the research program Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW).

Financial terms

Support for the visiting Fellow’s research, education, and additional living expenses will be provided by the DNRF through the Danish host institution as a supplemental grant to the host Center of Excellence or Niels Bohr Professorship.

The DNRF supports the GROW Fellow’s added living expenses of 9,000 DKK per month (excl. overhead) and operating and research expenses of 15,000 DKK per month (excl. overhead).

For more information:

Read about the call (the Dear Colleague Letter)

Read more about the GROW program

Please contact Senior Adviser Johanne Juhl (jj@dg.dk) for more information. Interested NSF Fellows are also encouraged to contact relevant DNRF grant holders, Centers of Excellence, or Niels Bohr Professorships, to discuss possible GROW visits in detail.

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