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NSF's East Asia and Pacific Program (EAP) provides proposal-based, competitive grant funding to U.S. researchers for scientific, engineering and educational cooperation with institutions and researchers in the region (Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Western Pacific Islands).   

Application Due Dates Special EAP Regional Opportunities

EAP Staff and Contact Information

NSF Counterpart Agencies in East Asia and the Pacific

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NSF Tokyo Regional Office

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For general information please see our Dear Colleague Letter: OISE Support for International Activities NSF 04-034. NOTE: Planning visit and dissertation enhancement proposals are accepted at any time.

February 15 (Target date) - International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) proposals for other than subsequent summer

February 20 (Target date) - Workshop proposals

May 20 (Target date) - Workshop proposals

September 15 (Target date) - International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) proposals for subsequent summer

September 20 (Target date) - Workshop proposals

October (2nd Tuesday) - International Research Fellowships (Post-Docs)

December 10, 2004 - Australia, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan: East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI).

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  1. East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering with first-hand experience in Australian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese research environments, an introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the respective locations, and language training during an eight week summer program. International airfare, living expenses in the host location, and a summer stipend of $3,000 are provided. Consult the East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) Announcement and the NSF Tokyo Office Summer Programs web pages for current information. Students working in relevant disciplines should also consider the EAP-supported Natural Hazards Mitigation in Japan (NHMJ) supplement to the Summer Programs. Questions should be directed to Anthony Teolis.

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  2. The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) offers a range of fellowship programs to support research visits to Japan of two weeks to two years by U.S. (citizen and permanent resident) senior and junior researchers, postdoctoral researchers and senior doctoral students. Applications are submitted through the potential Japanese host researcher directly to JSPS. Information about the JSPS fellowships may be found both at the NSF Tokyo website and through the JSPS website.

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Principal NSF partners in the region are listed under Asia and Australia and New Zealand in the Worldwide Science Organizations section of this website. Additional science and engineering organizations in East Asia and the Pacific are listed by country on the NSF Tokyo website. These organizations are the principal sources of funding for the foreign colleagues and collaborators of US investigators supported by NSF.

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Award lists and abstracts provide insight into the scope and focus of Program activities.

EAP Program Awards Search (When the award list is displayed, you can click on the award title to obtain an abstract-length general description of the research.

Link to NSF Award Abstract Search by user-selected categories.

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The Tokyo Regional Office works with EAP staff in Arlington, VA, to facilitate opportunities for U.S. researchers and students in both Japan and the East Asia and Pacific Region. The NSF Tokyo Regional Office website provides information about East Asian and Pacific institutions relevant to NSF's mission, reports of NSF EAP-sponsored activities, and information on opportunities for research and education in the region. The Head of the Office, Dr. Christopher Loretz, can be contacted at

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Regional Coordinator: Alexander DeAngelis,
Senior Program Assistant: Arletha Mayfield,

East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI): Anthony Teolis,

Australia Christine French
Brunei William Chang
Cambodia William Chang
China William Chang
Hong Kong William Chang
Indonesia William Chang
Japan Myra McAuliffe
Larry Weber
Korea Christine French
Larry Weber
Laos William Chang
Malaysia William Chang
Mongolia William Chang
New Zealand Christine French
Philippines William Chang
Singapore William Chang
Thailand William Chang
Taiwan William Chang
Vietnam William Chang
Western Pacific Islands Christine French

EAP Contact Information:
Phone: 703-292-8704
FAX: 703-292-9175
mailing address:
   East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Program, Suite 935
   Office of International Science and Engineering
   National Science Foundation
   4201 Wilson Boulevard
   Arlington, VA 22230

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