Developing Global Scientists and Engineers [International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)]

This program provides highest quality international research experiences for U.S. students.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation


IRES will help prepare a globally engaged science and technology workforce by providing students with international collaborative research training and a personal network on which to build future collaborations. IRES proposals must have a unifying research theme that enables a cohort experience for participating students.


Proposals are accepted from academic research institutions, professional societies or consortia on behalf of a small group of students, and proposals involving more than one institution are encouraged. Typically, the IRES program does not support summer schools or coursework and does not pay for foreign students to travel to the U.S.

How to Apply

Proposals must be submitted by the faculty advisor of the graduate student whose dissertation project is the subject of the proposal. View the complete guidelines.