The National Science Foundation has issued a solicitation for its East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI), providing U.S. science and engineering graduate students with unique opportunities to explore research in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan. The EASPI allow U.S. graduate students to be introduced to East Asian and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, while simultaneously initiating scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. All institutes, except Japan, last approximately 8 weeks from June to August (Japan lasts approximately 10 weeks).
According to NSF, the EAPSI provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering: first-hand research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan; an introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the respective location; and, orientation to the society, culture and language.
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