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Herman J. Woltring
01-17-1992, 03:37 AM
From: NSF Japan Program Information
Subject: Summer Institute in Japan for biomed: DEADLINE 2/14/92
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 92 16:34:52 EST
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1992 SUMMER INSTITUTE in JAPAN for U.S.
Graduate Students in SCIENCE and ENGINEERING

-- Special Emphasis: Biomedical Sciences --

This year NSF's Summer Institute in Japan features opportunities for up
to ten students in the biomedical sciences. For that group only, the
deadline for NSF's receipt of applications has been extended to February
14, 1992.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces an
opportunity for up to 60 select U.S. graduate students in the
biomedical sciences, natural sciences, 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 graduate students in the biomedical
sciences, natural sciences, and engineering 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 biomedical sciences Ph.D. program, enrolled
in an M.D. program and have an interest in biomedical research,
or enrolled in an engineering graduate program of which they
will have completed a year or more by February 14 and have
experience in biomedical research. Applicants must be U.S.
citizens or be otherwise entitled to reside permanently in the
United States.

The 60 U.S. graduate students selected for this internship
will spend the summer participating in on-going research
projects at Japanese government and corporate laboratories in
Tsukuba Science City, about 60 km northeast of Tokyo, and in
Tokyo itself. The participants 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 June 25 through August 22.

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

February 14, 1992, will be the special deadline for receipt
at NSF of all biomed application materials for the 1992 Summer
Institute in Japan. NSF welcomes applications from all
qualified 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 the Japan brochure is
not available locally, you may download it from STIS, NSF's new
electronic publishing service. To obtain a copy, send a
message to

stisserv@nsf.gov (Internet) or
stisserv@NSF (BitNet)

The subject line will be ignored; the body of the message
should read as follows:

Request: stis
Topic: nsf90144
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You will receive a copy of the publication by return e-mail.
For more information on STIS, send an e-mail message to
stisinfo@nsf.gov (Internet) or stisinfo@NSF (BitNet).

Printed copies of NSF 90-144 may be ordered from NSF's
Publications Unit. The addresses for electronic mail are:

pubs@nsf.gov (InterNet)
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, Room
V-501, NSF, Washington, D.C. 20550, or via electronic mail to:

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

Tel: (202) 653-5862

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