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EAPSI Program

EAPSI, or East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students, is a program administered by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and, in conjunction with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), coordinates support for about 65 graduate students in the annual Summer Program in Japan.

This program provides U.S. graduate students (U.S. Citizens or permanent residents) in science and engineering first-hand research experience in Japan, an introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of Japan, and orientation to the Japanese culture and language. The primary goals of the program are to introduce students to Japanese science and engineering in the context of a research laboratory, and to initiate personal relationships that will better enable them to collaborate with foreign counterparts in the future.

Proposals are made directly to the NSF and are due the second Thursday in November annually. General details about this NSF EAPSI/Summer Program in Japan, including the application process, can be found at:


JSPS gives information about this Summer Program at: