National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes

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Program Overview

The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) goals are to introduce U.S. graduate students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. Selected students participate in research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan. All institutes, except Japan, last approximately 8 weeks from June to August. Japan lasts approximately 10 weeks from June to August.

The 2011 EAPSI Application is now closed.

The official solicitation for EAPSI 2011 is available here.


Award Information

Awardees will receive the following:

  • $ 5,000 stipend
  • International round-trip airfare to the host location
  • Support for attending a pre-departure orientation in the Washington, D.C. area. Awardees will be reimbursed for the costs of attending the event.
  • Abroad living expenses by foreign co-sponsoring organizations, and an orientation to the science environment and culture(s) of each location

EAPSI Supported Fields of Study

  • Biological Sciences
  • Computer and Information Science & Engineering
  • Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)
  • Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematical & Physical Sciences
  • Social, Behavioral, & Economic Sciences
  • Environmental Research
  • Multidisciplinary Research

Program Eligibility

As of the deadline date of the application year, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • Enrolled in a research-oriented master's or Ph.D. degree program (including joint degree programs);
  • Students enrolled in joint Bachelor/Master's programs must have graduated from the undergraduate degree (if the student's institution considers them in graduate status, that student is eligible);
  • Enrolled at a U.S. institution in the United States; and
  • Pursuing studies in fields of science and engineering research and education supported by the National Science Foundation (see Section X in solicitation for details).

Applications submitted by persons who do not meet ALL the above criteria will be returned without review.

Previous EAPSI awardees may, but only to a new host location (Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan).

Students selected for the program who are matriculated at the time of application for the subsequently graduate may still receive award and participate in the EAPSI program.

Last Updated: November 11, 2010 04:25 PM

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