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Proposal submission deadline for Summer 2015 is Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5:00 pm proposer's local time.

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EAPSI Informational Webinars are scheduled on Tuesday, September 9, and Friday, October 17, 2014, both at 2:00 pm ET.

To participate in EAPSI Informational Webinar, you will need a computer with internet access AND a telephone (preferably landline). Starting at 1:30 pm ET, you may log in by registering online at the link below AND gain access to audio by dialing US toll-free 1-888-950-8071.

Link for Webinar on September 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm ET: https://nsfevents.webex.com/nsfevents/onstage/g.php?d=742664427&t=a

Link for Webinar on October 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm ET: https://nsfevents.webex.com/nsfevents/onstage/g.php?d=748669591&t=a

Event password for online registration (case sensitive): Eapsi2015!

Password for telephone operator: EAPSI2015

Anne Emig
oiia-ise-eapsi@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7241

Elena Hillenburg
oiia-ise-eapsi@nsf.gov, (703) 292-2993

Solicitation 13-593

Important Notice to Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.

A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  November 13, 2014

Second Thursday in November, Annually Thereafter

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: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) 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 the 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.

This program provides educational opportunities for

Graduate Students

. Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.

2015 EAPSI Program Dates
How To Apply Guide 2015
2015 Helpful Tips for EAPSI Applicants
2015 Australia EAPSI Handbook
2015 China EAPSI Handbook
2015 Japan EAPSI Handbook
2015 Korea EAPSI Handbook
2015 New Zealand EAPSI Handbook
2015 Taiwan EAPSI Handbook
EAPSI Reporting Requirements
Acknowledgement of NSF Funding and EAPSI Program
Post Cards from EAPSI
EAPSI Webinar September-October 2014

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