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Herman J. Woltring
12-08-1991, 04:38 PM
Dear Biomch-L readers,

With so many American and Japanese colleagues here in Perth, I think that
those on Biomch-L not at ISB-13 might like to have their own chance to go
to the land of the rising sun.

The Perth meeting has some 385 participants, and more than 350 presenta-
tions. Jim Hay's Wartenweiler lecture on the Long and Triple Jumps this
morning was very interesting, but I would not care to perform that kind of
activities in sunny Perth right now!

Herman J. Woltring (TELNETting from the University of Western Australia)

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1992 SUMMER INSTITUTE in JAPAN for U.S.
Graduate Students in SCIENCE and ENGINEERING


The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces an opportunity for
50 select U.S. graduate students in science and engineering to spend the
summer at Japanese government or corporate research laboratories.

The goals of the 1992 Summer Institute in Japan program are to
provide American science and engineering graduate students first-hand
experience in a Japanese research environment and to build relations
between the U.S. and Japanese research communities. Those eligible are
graduate students at U.S. institutions who are enrolled in a Ph.D. pro-
gram or enrolled in an engineering graduate program of which they will
have completed a year or more by January 15 and who are entitled to
reside permanently in the United States.

The 50 graduate students selected for this internship will spend the
summer participating in on-going research projects at Japanese govern-
ment and corporate laboratories in Tsukuba Science City, about 60 km
northeast of Tokyo. The interns will also receive intensive Japanese
language training and, through lectures, discussions, and occasional field
trips, compare U.S. and Japanese culture, science policy, and the current
status of selected fields of science and engineering. The 1992 Summer
Institute in Japan will run for eight weeks from late June through late
August (last summer the dates were 6/28 to 8/24).

In all, over four dozen Japanese research institutions are potential
hosts for the Summer in Japan participants. They include such well
known laboratories as the Electrotechnical Laboratory, National Institute
for Environmental Studies, National Institute of Agrobiological Resourc-
es, the National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials, the
Tsukuba Life Science Center of the Institute of Physical and Chemical
Research (RIKEN), and the University of Tsukuba. In addition, 18
industrial laboratories in Tsukuba--including electronics, pharmaceutical,
and engineering firms--have agreed to receive U.S. graduate students this
summer.

The application deadline for the 1992 Summer Institute in
Japan program will be January 15, 1992. NSF welcomes
applications from all qualified science and engineering
graduate students, and strongly encourages women, minorities,
and persons with disabilities to apply. Application
materials may be obtained from department chairs and Offices of
Sponsored Research on many college campuses; ask for NSF's Japan
brochure, NSF 90-144. If it is not available locally, you may
download it from STIS, NSF's new online publishing service, or
order it from NSF's Publication Unit. The address to order
publications by electronic mail is:

pubs@nsf.gov (InterNet) or
pubs@nsf (BitNet)

When ordering from Pubs, please include your name and a complete
mailing address, as well as the NSF publication number and number of
copies needed.

Further inquiries may be addressed to the Japan Program, NSF,
Room V-501, Washington, D.C. 20550, or via electronic mail to:

NSFJinfo@nsf.gov (InterNet) or
NSFJinfo@NSF (BitNet).

Doug McNeal
Telephone: (202) 653-5862