Grad Students: NSF Funding for Research Abroad

NSF recently began accepting applications for their annual EAPSI program (due date: Dec. 9). The “East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes” are an opportunity for science and tech grad students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to do some research in an Asian or Pacific country of their choice.

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The 2007 awards list indicates that not too many math, CS, stats, or OR students are receiving awards, but I bet that is because not too many applied.

I applied for one, back in 2002, and I didn’t get the award, but I learned a useful lesson from the reviewer reports: even if a proposal section sounds like total bullsh*t, you shouldn’t skip it.

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