Anne Emig is the Cluster Lead for the Programs and Analysis Cluster in the National Science Foundation Office of International Science and Engineering (NSF/OISE). In this position, Anne oversees OISE's funding programs, ranging from large awards to support cutting edge team science to grants to support student international research and professional development opportunities abroad. She joined NSF in 2005 and has supported an extensive portfolio of collaborations with Japan and other countries in East Asia. She directed the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) program, was instrumental in developing NSF's Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) initiative and jointly managed NSF's flagship international research and education program, Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE). Anne served as head of NSF's Tokyo Regional Office for two years where she helped facilitate new NSF collaborations with Japan in the wake of the March 2011 disasters, particularly in the area of data science.
Prior to joining NSF, Ms. Emig worked at the Inter-American Development Bank where she coordinated a grant program promoting knowledge exchange between East Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean in development-related areas. She also served as program manager at Columbia University Center on Japanese Economy and Business. Ms. Emig conducted her Master's and Ph.D. studies at Columbia University Department of Political Science, specializing in international political economy and postwar Japanese foreign policy. She has been a visiting research fellow at the Export-Import Bank of Japan and the Graduate School of Policy Science at Saitama University, now the National Graduate Research Institute of Policy Science (GRIPS). Ms. Emig has lived in Japan for 8 years, including two years as a Fulbright Fellow, and speaks above-average Japanese.