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 8 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 Masters or Ph.D. program 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. Our foreign counterparts provide in-country living expenses and accommodations (arrangements vary by host location). Please see  for additional information for the Program Solicitation (NSF 13-593); host location-specific Handbooks; How to Apply Guide; and Helpful Tips for Applicants.



In 2016, approximately 211 EAPSI Fellows travel to seven locations in the East Asia and Pacific:

Australia – 26

China – 40

Japan – 65

Korea – 25

New Zealand – 15

Singapore – 15

Taiwan - 25


The application submission deadline for the Summer 2016 is November 12, 2015


EAPSI Informational Webinar for applicants will be conducted on Fri, Oct. 23 at 2:00 pm ET. Log-in instructions are available at























Elena Hillenburg

Program Specialist

National Science Foundation

Office of International & Science & Engineering

East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Program

4201 Wilson Blvd, II-1155

Arlington, VA  22230

703.292.2993 - Direct

703.292.8710 - Main Office Line

703.292.9067 - Fax

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