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To submit an application for the 2023-2024 IRES ASSURE fellowship visit: https://etap.nsf.gov/award/1159/opportunity/1291



The following materials must be uploaded as separate .pdf documents in a single online session:

  1. Research statement defining your research interests and expectations from the collaboration. This should be completed with input from your U.S. advisor who will co-mentor you on the project
  2. Unofficial transcripts from graduate institutions
  3. Resume/CV
  4. Contact and demographic information (Enter in online form)
  5. Personal statement addressing your interest in this research opportunity and how you expect to address challenges that may arise during the course of the fellowship.
  6. NSF-style letters of collaboration.

At least one letter of support must be submitted by your U.S. research advisor who will co-mentor you this Summer. Additional letters can be submitted for additional U.S. faculty who will co-mentor you to carry out the proposed research program. 

For more information about the research statement, visit Research Projects.


Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • Research goals and their compatibility with the goals, computational resources and expertise of international project site and mentor selected.
  • Ability of the applicant’s U.S. research advisor to provide guidance (i.e. co-mentor) during the problem formulation and implementation stages.
  • Experience and computational background of the applicant (unofficial transcript, CV)
  • Letters of support
  • Ability to thrive and benefit from the research environment

NOTE: Research plans that do not meet with US export control standards, as verified by the MSU Export Control Office, will not be funded.

Questions? Contact US