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East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students, NSF

A fellowship opportunity for graduate research at Peking University.

Deadline: November 8, 2012

NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for US graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart  agencies between June and August each year.  These 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 a 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 a pre-departure orientation, a summer stipend, and travel expenses to the research site.  EAPSI partner agencies pay in-country living expenses during the Summer Institutes.


NSF site for EAPSI

2013 China EAPSI Handbook

Download File: EAPSI_grad-fellowships-ri-exv.pdf

For more info please contact:
Larissa Harrison

Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering by Peking University and UCLA