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Summer Program in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan

National Science Foundation


Information regarding each specific program is extensive and available on the Web site listed below. Students may also pick up a copy of the program information in 1252 Murphy Hall.

The Summer Programs in Japan, Korea and Taiwan provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering first-hand experience in Japanese, Korean and Taiwan research environments, an introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the respective countries, and language training. The primary goals of the programs are to introduce students to Japanese, Korean and Taiwan science and engineering in the context of a research laboratory and to initiate personal relationship that will better enable them to collaborate with foreign counterparts in the future. The programs will last approximately eight weeks from June/July to August, and are administered in the United States by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Agricultural Research Services (ARS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Contact the NSF East Asia and Pacific Program or access the NSF Web site or the NSF Tokyo Office Web site http://www/ for current information.


As of December 1 of the application year, applicants must be:
* U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
* Enrolled at U.S. institutions in
1) graduate programs (M.S. or Ph.D.) in science and engineering or
2) M.D. programs with an interest in biomedical research


$2,500 plus travel expenses. Up to 140 graduate student participants are anticipated.


December 01, annually- Application materials must be postmarked no later than this date.

Application and for more information

Requirement for Complete Applications:
* Summer Program application form
* List of potential host institutions
* Statement of purpose
* Description of current research
* Biographical sketch
* Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts
* Ten (10) copies required
* NSF Form 1225 (Information About Principal Investigators/Project Directors)
* Two (2) completed recommendation forms. FastLane Requirements
* FastLane proposal preparation requirements: FastLane cannot be used for submission of application to the Summer Programs in Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

For further, more complete information about application evaluation information, students are referred to the Web site or program information packet available in 1252 Murphy Hall, UCLA.

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