The Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) Program allows PIs to involve fellows and teachers in international research experiences. A supplement of up to $100,000 for the duration of the project may be additionally requested for international activities and administrative support for participants from the United States (e.g., STEM graduate fellows and K-12 teachers).
PIs should submit the request for an international supplement via FastLane at least 6 months prior to the international activities. This request should describe the procedures and arrangements for sending teams of GK-12 fellows and teachers to international research sites. It should also discuss how specific international projects and activities will be determined for fellows and teachers teams, how STEM disciplinary research advisors will be involved, and the benefits of such an international experience for fellows and teachers. In addition, it should address the practical aspects of sending United States fellows and teachers abroad, including logistical arrangements, language and cultural issues, and related administrative requirements. PIs must clearly indicate how the specific research activities of fellows are incorporated into the international component. A letter of support and a biographical sketch of the international partner should be included.
PIs may contact NSF’s Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) staff with expertise in the country or region of interest for information about institutions and counterpart agencies. Contacts for program manager(s) are available from NSF OISE.
Before submitting a request for an international supplement, PIs are encouraged to contact the GK-12 Program Director, Dr. Sonia Ortega.
Map of GK-12 International Activities: Download PDF