East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes offer grad students a chance to study abroad

The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI), a funding program available through the National Science Foundation (NSF), offers U.S. graduate students in science and engineering a unique opportunity to study abroad with foreign researchers (in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan) for eight weeks during the summer. In 2008, the EAPSI awards will include a stipend of $5,000, an allowance for international travel, and support to attend a pre-departure orientation in Washington DC. Foreign co-sponsoring organizations will provide additional support to cover EAPSI students’ living expenses abroad. Please distribute this information to graduate students who may have an interest. For more info, click here to download a copy of the 2008 EAPSI flyer, visit the EAPSI website at, or contact Andrew Backe at the NSF Office of International Science and Engineering at (703) 292-4771 or