National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer
DEADLINE: November 9, 2011
The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer
Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) is a flagship
international fellowship program for developing the next
generation of globally engaged U.S. scientists and
engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions. The
Summer Institutes are hosted by foreign counterparts committed
to increasing opportunities for young U.S. researchers to work
in research facilities and with host mentors abroad. Fellows are
supported to participate in eight-week research experiences at
host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan (10 weeks), Korea,
New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan from June to August. The
program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to
the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction
to the society, culture, language, and research environment of
the host location.
The 2012 application is now open and will close at 5:00 pm
proposer’s local time on November 9, 2011.
Application instructions are available online at
For further information concerning benefits, eligibility, and
tips on applying, applicants are encouraged to visit
NSF recognizes the importance of enabling U.S. researchers and
educators to advance their work through international
collaborations and the value of ensuring that future generations
of U.S. scientists and engineers gain professional experience
beyond this nation's borders early in their careers. The program
is intended for U.S. graduate students pursuing studies in
fields supported by the National Science Foundation. Women,
minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly
encouraged to apply for the EAPSI. Applicants must be enrolled
in a research-oriented master's or PhD program and be U.S.
citizens or U.S. permanent residents by the application deadline
date. Students in combined bachelor/master degree programs must
have matriculated from the undergraduate degree program by the
application deadline date.
The first Summer Institutes began in Japan in 1990, and to date
over 2,400 U.S. graduate students have participated in the
Should you have any questions, please contact the EAPSI Help Desk
by email at
or by phone at 1-866-501-2922.