Evaluating International Research Experiences for Graduate Students

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), the Division of Graduate Education (DGE) and the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the North American Office of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG) held a joint, one-day workshop on February 16, 2016, at the NSF in Arlington, VA, to discuss evaluation of international research experiences for graduate students. The workshop brought together 55 international participants to present the current state of knowledge on assessing international research experiences and formulate a set of recommendations for program administrators to use in evaluating the effectiveness of these activities.


Modeling Effective Research Ethics Education in Graduate International Collaborations: A Learning Outcomes Approach

The Council of Graduate Schools conducted a three-year grant funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on research ethics in international collaborations. The project brought together two areas of CGS best practice research, scholarly and research integrity and graduate international collaborations, with the goal of preparing graduate students to navigate the complex issues that arise in the context of international research. With funding through NSF’s Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program, CGS worked with members to meet the needs of students enrolled in science and engineering programs at U.S. institutions.

Graduate International Collaborations Project

CGS was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to study international collaborations in graduate education, including joint- and dual-degrees and student and faculty exchange programs, which resulted in the Joint Degrees, Dual Degrees, and International Research Collaborations report.

CGS also conducts research on trends in international graduate applications, admissions, and enrollment through the International Graduate Admissions Survey. Click here for access to CGS reports and findings since 2007.