National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes

How to Locate Potential Host Institutions

Students may approach hosts at nearly any academic or research institution in a participating location to seek acceptance and placement. See EAPSI Locations for  a comprehensive list of potential host institutions in each of the seven locations. Please note that this list is only suggestive. You do not have to choose a host from the list, unless otherwise noted.

If your desired host is not listed, that host will be considered on a case-by-case basis, unless otherwise noted. Please be aware that individuals applying to China are limited to potential hosts located in Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, Xi'an, and Wuhan. Individuals applying to Singapore are limited to the universities currently listed. Students who have identified a potential host at an institution not listed are encouraged to coordinate with EAPSI staff (e-mail: to determine the possibility of receiving support.

Applicants may also consider following these steps (in no particular order) to help them locate a host researcher:


How to Contact Prospective Hosts

Identifying potential hosts and making initial contact with them can be challenging and intimidating. The payoff for successful communication with prospective hosts is increased likelihood applicants will realize their first choice in host sites. See Letter of Introduction Form for details on how to initiate contact with potential hosts in EAPSI locations.  

Important Notes:

  • Students are responsible for identifying and making all the necessary arrangements with their host (s).
  • Applicants to Japan should seek formal acceptance from a senior-level representative at the host institution (e.g., Professor, Director), even if the applicant’s mentor will be a junior-level (e.g., Assistant Professor) researcher at that institution.

Last Updated: October 19, 2010 01:18 PM

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