Fellowship Opportunity: East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI),

Rachel Howell
October 22, 2014

SYNOPSIS

NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for U.S. graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year. The Summer Institutes (EAPSI) operate similarly and the research visits to a particular location take place at the same time. Although applicants apply individually to participate in a Summer Institute, awardees become part of the cohort for each location. Applicants must propose a location, host scientist, and research project that is appropriate for the host site and duration of the international visit.

An EAPSI award provides U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and education: 1) first-hand research experiences in 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. It is expected that EAPSI awards will help students initiate professional relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.

The NSF award includes participation in the Pre-Departure Orientation, summer stipend of $5,000, and roundtrip airplane ticket to the host location. EAPSI partner agencies pay in-country living expenses during the Summer Institutes.

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  November 13, 2014

Second Thursday in November, Annually Thereafter

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

This program provides educational opportunities for  Graduate Students . Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.

Visit http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5284 for application and contact information.