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Tammie Dudley <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:05:02 -0400
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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC SUMMER INSTITUTES
FOR U.S. GRADUATE STUDENTS - 2011 APPLICATION NOW OPEN

(Link: www.nsfsi.org <http://www.nsfsi.org> )

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 2011 application is now open and will close at 5:00 pm local time
on November 10, 2010.  Application instructions are available online
at www.nsfsi.org <http://www.nsfsi.org>. For further information 
concerning benefits,
eligibility, and tips on applying, applicants are encouraged to visit
www.nsf.gov/eapsi <http://www.nsf.gov/eapsi> or www.nsfsi.org 
<http://www.nsfsi.org>.

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
2,000 U.S. graduate students have participated in the program.

Should you have any questions, please contact the EAPSI Help Desk by
email at [log in to unmask] or by phone at 1-866-501-2922.

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