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Dec. 12 is deadline for NSF funding for graduate students to do research in Asia

Graduate students may be interested in applying for an NSF fellowship to spend a summer doing research in East Asia or the Pacific. For more information, see this website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5284. The deadline is December 12, 2006.

NSF Description: “The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering: 1) first-hand research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) orientation to the society, 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. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) co-sponsor the Summer Institute in Japan.”

The student must identify the host institution. Many of our faculty may have colleagues who would be willing hosts. CALS International Programs (IP) office may be able to help identify hosts, especially in China.

Awards include international airfare, a $4,000 stipend, and a living expenses allowance.

Please let CALS International Programs know if one of your students is applying.
Eligibility: As of the deadline date of the application year, applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
  • Enrolled at U.S. institutions in a research-oriented master’s, M.D. or Ph.D. degree program;
  • Pursuing studies in fields of science and engineering research and education supported by the National Science Foundation (Biology; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Cyberinfrastructure; Education; Engineering; Environmental Research and Education; Geosciences; Mathematical and Physical Sciences; Polar Research; and Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences). See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/browse_all_funding.jsp for descriptions of these fields. For Japan, fields of study may also include those supported by the National Institutes of Health (http://www.nih.gov/science/); and;
  • Pursuing studies in fields of science and engineering research and education that are represented among the potential host institutions at the desired location.

See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/browse_all_funding.jsp for descriptions of these fields. For Japan, fields of study may also include those supported by the National Institutes of Health (http://www.nih.gov/science/); and * Pursuing studies in fields of science and engineering research and education that are represented among the potential host institutions at the desired location.”

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