The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship Program provides U.S. graduate students in science and engineering with an opportunity to spend eight weeks (10 weeks for Japan) during the summer conducting research at one of the seven host locations in East Asia and Pacific: Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan. The program is a collaboration between NSF and counterpart agencies in each host location.
EAPSI is open to graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are enrolled in a research-oriented master’s or Ph.D. programs in science or engineering. Applicants must propose a research project in a field of science, engineering, or STEM education supported by NSF, including engineering; computer and information science and engineering; mathematical and physical sciences (mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, materials science); biological sciences; geosciences; social, behavioral, and economic sciences; education (STEM); and multidisciplinary research in these fields. Applicants identify and contact host researchers on their own, prior to submitting their EAPSI proposal; lists of prospective host institutions are available at the end of each Handbook.
NSF provides EAPSI Fellows with a $5,000 stipend and roundtrip airplane ticket to the host location. The foreign counterparts provide in-country living expenses and accommodations (arrangements vary by host location). Please see the EAPSI website for additional information for the Program Solicitation (NSF 13-593); host location-specific handbooks; How to Apply Guide; and helpful tips.
The application submission deadline for summer 2015 is Nov. 13, 2014.
An EAPSI informational webinar will be conducted on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at 2 p.m. Log-in instructions are available online.