Call for NSF grants

Opportunity for US graduate students to participate in funded EAPSI Summer program before IJCAI

  • Are you a graduate student enrolled in a research-oriented master's or PhD program studying science, engineering, or science education?
  • Are you a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident?
  • Are you considering attending IJCAI?

Consider applying for the National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI). The EAPSI program funds US graduate students to work in a research group in a country from a list of Asian countries for 8-10 weeks (each country has different start and end dates). Students receive a stipend ($5000), round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an intro to the culture and research environment of the host country.

The application deadline is

== November 8, 2012 ==.

Applications are to be submitted electronically using Fastlane. Details on the application and requirements at Applications require a short research proposal, a bio sketch, a letter from the advisor, and an invitation from the host in the foreign country.

If you are accepted and you select a country where the end program date fits the IJCAI dates, you'll be able to attend IJCAI and its doctoral consortium with minimal travel costs. The countries were the program ends in time for IJCAI are China where the end date is August 4, 2013, and Singapore which has an end date of August 2. Approximatively 200 awards are made every year, of those 40 to China and 15 to Singapore.

If you need help in locating a host in China or Singapore, talk with your advisor or contact me ASAP and we will help finding hosts.

Maria Gini
Professor, Dept of CS&E, University of Minnesota
Co-chair, Doctoral Consortium, IJCAI 2013