Nov. 8: NSF EAPSI webinar

Institute for Global Studies to host webinar for NSF graduate summer institutes


7:44 a.m., Nov. 5, 2013--The University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies (IGS) will host an application webinar for the National Science Foundation’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) for U.S. graduate students on Friday, Nov. 8, starting at 3 p.m. in 310 Gore Hall. 

Those who plan to attend can register by emailing Dan Bottomley, IGS associate director for global contracts and grants. 

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NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for U.S. graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year. The summer institutes (EAPSI) operate similarly, and the research visits to a particular location take place at the same time.

Although applicants apply individually to participate in a summer institute, awardees become part of the cohort for each location. Applicants must propose a location, host scientist and research project that is appropriate for the host site and duration of the international visit. 

An EAPSI award provides U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and education with the following benefits: 

  • Firsthand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan; 
  • An introduction to the science, science policy and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 
  • An orientation to the society, culture and language. It is expected that EAPSI awards will help students initiate professional relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.

The NSF award includes participation in a pre-departure orientation, summer stipend of $5,000 and roundtrip airplane ticket to the host location. EAPSI partner agencies pay in-country living expenses during the summer institutes.

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