BANG Seminar for 2017-09-14

Series: BANG Seminar
Date: Thu 14-Sep-2017
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: PSC 1136
Speaker: Dana Louie (UMD)
Title: NSF EAPSI Fellowship and JSPS-Sponsored Research Opportunities

The National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsors the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship program, whereby NSF selects graduate students to conduct 8 to 10 weeks of summer research in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan. The program enables graduate students to experience a foreign culture, conduct international scientific and technological research, and build international relationships early in their careers. A counterpart organization in each country jointly sponsors the program. In Japan, the counterpart organization is the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). In addition to the EAPSI program, JSPS offers opportunities for senior and junior researchers, postdoctoral researchers, and senior doctoral students to apply for fellowships ranging from 2 weeks to 2 years. In this presentation, I will describe both the EAPSI program and JSPS-sponsored research opportunities, and then discuss my 10-week experience in Japan during the summer 2017 EAPSI program. I will also provide some tips for graduate students who wish to apply for the EAPSI program in the future.

About the BANG Seminar Series

The Astronomy Department's BANG Seminar (Better Astronomy for the New Generation) will feature speakers and discussions on issues of diversity and equity, career paths, and soft skills for astronomers. Please contact Erin or Stuart with any questions or suggestions for speakers.


Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling (301) 405-3001. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.


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