NSF- East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)

Program:  EAPSI awards are available in any area of science and engineering research or education supported by NSF.  EAPSI awards provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering: 1) first-hand research experiences in partner locations, i.e., Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture, and language of these locations. These goals are met through research visits that will help graduate students initiate scientific relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. All institutes, except Japan, last approximately eight weeks from June to August. The institute in Japan lasts approximately ten weeks from June to August.

The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes are administered in the United States by the National Science Foundation. In East Asia and the Pacific, the Summer Institutes are co-sponsored by:

  • Australian Academy of Science;
  • Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and National Natural Science Foundation of China;
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science;
  • National Research Foundation of Korea;
  • Royal Society of New Zealand;
  • National Research Foundation of Singapore; and
  • National Science Council of Taiwan.

Deadlines:  November 25, 2013 and November 13, 2014.

For more information, go to: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13593/nsf13593.htm