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Applications for the National Science Foundation's East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes are due 8 December 2009. These institutes are open to US graduate students in biological sciences; computer and information science and engineering; education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics); engineering; geosciences; mathematical and physical sciences; social, behavioral and economic sciences; environmental sciences; and multidisciplinary research. They provide participants with experience in developing research and building academic relationships in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents; enrolled in a research-oriented master's or Doctor of Philosophy degree program; enrolled at a US institution in the United States; and majoring in a field supported by the National Science Foundation. Awards include a $5,000 stipend; international round-trip airfare to the host location; support for attending a pre-departure in the Washington DC area; living expenses by foreign co-sponsoring organizations; and an orientation to the science environment and culture of each location.

For more information or to apply online, please visit the NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute website at http://nsfsi.org.