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FYI: 1998 Summer Programs in Japan & Korea

Author: pchapin

FYI Body: The National Science Foundation (NSF), in conjunction with the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agricultural Research Service (ARS),
welcomes applications to the 1998 Summer Programs in Japan and Korea.
All qualified graduate students in science and engineering, including
the biomedical, agricultural, and social sciences, are urged to apply.
The postmark deadline for applications is December 1, 1997.

The three summer programs (Summer Institute in Japan, Summer Institute
in Korea, and the Monbusho Summer Program) provide participants
first-hand experience in Japanese or Korean research environments, an
introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the
respective countries, and language training. The primary goals of the
programs are to introduce students to Japanese or Korean science and
engineering in the context of a research laboratory and to initiate
personal relationships that will better enable them to collaborate with
Japanese or Korean counterparts in the future. Each of the three summer
programs will last approximately eight weeks from late June 1998 to late
August 1998.

For more information on the Summer Programs, including eligibility
requirements, program descriptions, and application materials, access
the NSF/Tokyo Homepage (http://www.twics.com/~nsftokyo/summer98.html).
If further questions remain after review of these materials, please
contact the NSF Japan and Korea Program (jkpinfo@nsf.gov).

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