NSF Funding for Research in Asia

The National Science Foundation has a program called EAPSI, which stands for East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes. This is a program where US grad students are supported to participate in 8-week research experiences at laboratories in Australia, China, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan (where you actually get 10 weeks). It runs from June to August. The program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research environment of the host location.

Sounds cool, huh?

The application for the summer of 2012 is now open. It will close at 5:00 pm proposer’s local time on November 9, 2011. Application instructions are available online here. For further information concerning benefits, eligibility, and tips on applying, go here or here.

Since there’s a good chance I’ll be here at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore for the summer of 2012, I’d love it if you could apply to this program and get a fellowship to work with me. However, I have no idea if this is actually possible! I just learned about this program five minutes ago, and I’ve told you everything I know about it.

Anyway, it sounds like a good thing. I believe the 21st century is the century of Asia. If you’re a grad student in any sort of science, you want to get in on that.

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