[URBANTH-L] Funding: East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Wed Nov 17 11:23:19 EST 2004

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
Deadline: Dec 10, 2004

Synopsis of Program:

The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) provide U.S. graduate
students in science and engineering first-hand research experience in
Australia, China, Japan, Korea, or Taiwan, an introduction to the science
and science policy infrastructure of the respective location, and
orientation to the culture and language. The primary goals of EAPSI are to
introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the
context of a research laboratory, and to initiate personal relationships
that will better enable them to collaborate with foreign counterparts in the
future. The institutes last approximately eight weeks from June to August
and are administered in the United States by the National Science Foundation
(NSF).  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) co-sponsor the Summer
Institute in Japan.
Cognizant Program Officer(s):

EAPSI Program Manager Office of International Science and Engineering, NSF,
telephone: 703-292-8704, fax: 703-292-9175, email: eapinfo at nsf.gov

Applicable Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s):
47.074 --- Biological Sciences
47.070 --- Computer and Information Science and Engineering
47.076 --- Education and Human Resources
47.041 --- Engineering
47.050 --- Geosciences
47.049 --- Mathematical and Physical Sciences
47.078 --- Office of Polar Programs
47.075 --- Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences

Eligibility Information
Applications are submitted directly by the individual graduate student,
unlike standard NSF proposals that are submitted through the principal
investigator's U.S. institution organizational representative. In the EAPSI
FastLane application process (Section V.A), the applicant acts as the
Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR).

PI Eligibility Limit:
As of the deadline date 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 or engineering or 2) M.D.
programs with an interest in biomedical research; and pursuing studies in
fields of science or engineering that are supported by the National Science
Foundation (Biological Sciences; Education and Human Resources; Computer and
Information Science and Engineering; Engineering; Geosciences; Mathematical
and Physical Sciences; Polar Research; and Social, Behavioral, and Economic
Sciences).  See http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?gp for descriptions
of these fields.  For Japan, fields of study may also include those
supported by the National Institutes of Health.
Pursuing studies in fields of science or engineering that are represented
among the potential host institutions at the desired location.

Estimated Number of Awards: 175 - depending on the quality of applications
and availability of funds
Anticipated Funding Amount: $887,500 pending availability of funding. Each
awardee will receive an NSF stipend of $3,000 that is meant to compensate in
part for loss of summer employment. Each awardee will also receive an
international round-trip air ticket arranged by the NSF contract travel
agency (except awardees to Japan who will receive their air tickets from
Japan). Sponsoring organizations in East Asia and the Pacific will support
living expenses.

For proposal preparation and submission instructions, visit the NSF website:

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