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Opportunities for Graduate Students

Join the PIRE team

Many labs have opportunities to get new graduate students involved in exciting PIRE research. For more information, visit the list of US faculty to learn about research interests and contact PIRE faculty directly.

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for US Graduate Students (EAPSI)

EAPSI is a competitive fellowship offered by NSF that provides graduate students with funding opportunities to conduct research in collaborating labs in Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan. Institutes in China last eight weeks from June to August and it is possible to leverage PIRE funding for extended stays. Please visit the list of Chinese faculty to learn about research interests in Chinese labs. Institutes include language and culture training and an introduction to science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure.

Proposals are due every second Wednesday in November. For more information, visit the NSF EAPSI request for proposals.

Sino-US Cultural Exchange Program

President Obama proposed to send 100,000 American students to study in China within 4 years when he visited China in 2009. The goal of this proposed plan is to encourage American universities to establish and to deepen cooperation relations with China counterparts, and to attract more young Americans to study in China. The Special Scholarship of Sino-US Cultural Exchange Program was set up In order to cooperate with the U.S. government to realize this goal.The program offers two types of scholarships.

1) Degree scholarships: The Degree Scholarship is for students who are formally accepted as full-time students into public Chinese universities. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, meals, housing, and insurance.

2) Credit Scholarships: The Credit Scholarship is for students who will have short-term (longer than 3 months) visits in China. The Scholarship will cover tuition for courses, which can be applied to their degree in the U.S.

Degree Scholarship proposals are due June 30, 2011. Credit Scholarship proposals are due September 30, 2011. For more information, visit the China Scholarship Council website.