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East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students  (EAPSI)  NSF Wide Programs

Attention EAPSI 2017 Applicants

Proposal submission deadline for Summer 2017 is Thursday, November 10, 2016, 5:00 pm proposer's local time. This is a firm deadline: proposals submitted after 5:00pm local time on the deadline date will be returned without review.

We are conducting a webinar for prospective applicants on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at 2:00 pm ET.  Please join by following the meeting link on your computer and dialing audio connection phone number on your phone.

Meeting link:

Meeting number: 812381157

Audio connection phone number: 1-855-797-9485, please enter meeting number 812381157.


We look forward to your participation.


Name Email Phone Room
Anne  Emig (703) 292-7241   
Elena  Hillenburg (703) 292-2993   


Solicitation  13-593

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Deadline Date

    November 10, 2016

    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.

2017 EAPSI Program Dates

How to Apply Guide 2017

Helpful Tips for EAPSI 2017 Applicants

2017 Australia Handbook

2017 China EAPSI Handbook

2017 Japan EAPSI Handbook

2017 Korea EAPSI Handbook

2017 New Zealand EAPSI Handbook

2017 Singapore EAPSI Handbook

2017 Taiwan EAPSI Handbook

2016 EAPSI Reporting Requirements

Acknowledgement of NSF Funding and EAPSI Program

Post Cards from EAPSI

EAPSI Webinar September 2016




EAPSI Australia 2015 Debrief

Tax Information


What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program