Science Foundation Ireland and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced the continuation of a programmeScience Foundation Ireland partnership to facilitate early career U.S.  researchers to carry out research visits to Ireland.

Director General of Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government of Ireland, Professor Mark Ferguson and Dr France Córdova, Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) USA, signed the agreement at Trinity College Dublin.

The agreement will see talented young U.S.-based researchers, funded under the NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Programme, have the opportunity to spend 3-12 months in an academic institution in the Republic of Ireland under the Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) programme 2016-2017. The programme, in which Ireland first became a partner in 2013, aims to give U.S. students the opportunity to gain international experience and collaborate with excellent Irish researchers in a state of the art research environment

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