NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI)

Degree Level: Graduate

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Location: International

Duration: Short term (less than one year)

Deadlines: November. Please check website below for the specific date.


The NSF 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, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan. They also serve as an introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the respective location, orientation to the culture and language, and aim to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.

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 10 week institutes in Japan. Applicants must propose a location, host scientist, and research project that is appropriate for the host site and duration of the international visit.

Visit the NSF EAPSI site.

Award Details

Amount: airfare, living expenses, $5000 stipend

Duration: 8 weeks (10 weeks in Japan) between June and August

Fields of Study: NSF-supported field, including, Biological Sciences, Computer and Information Sciences, Education (STEM), Engineering, Geoscience, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Social Behavioral Economic Science, Environmental Science, Multidisciplinary Research