The Academy has collaborated with the US National Science Foundation (NSF) since 2004 to organise the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) program for US graduate students.
The program enables US science and engineering graduate students to visit Australia for eight weeks during the American summer, to undertake research and build relationships with their Australian counterparts. It is co-funded by NSF and the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.
This year, the Academy is welcoming 21 EAPSI Fellows to Australia in June.
The Academy looks forward to welcoming:
|EAPSI Fellow||Home institution||Australian host researcher||Host institution|
|Holly Andrews||University of California||Professor Elise Pendall||Western Sydney University|
|Lauren Bates||Florida Institute of Technology||Dr Rommel Mathias||Monash University|
|Elizabeth Bevan||University of Alabama at Birmingham||Associate Professor Mark Hamann||James Cook University|
|Amber Datta||University of Montana||Associate Professor Lorrae van Kerkhoff||Australian National University|
|Giovanni DeLuca||Georgia Institute of Technology||Professor Udo Bach||Monash University|
|Ethan Fulwood||Duke University||Associate Professor Alistair Evans||Monash University|
|Joseph Gunther||City University of New York||Professor John Roberts||University of New South Wales|
|Kristen Hunter||Harvard University||Professor Terry Speed FAA FRS||Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research|
|Charles Katerba||University of Montana||Associate Professor Stephan Tillmann||University of Sydney|
|Anna Kreutz||University of California, Davis||Professor Linda Richards FAA||University of Queensland|
|Emily Leiner||University of Wisconsin, Madison||Dr Dennis Stello||University of New South Wales|
|Stephen Madamba||City University of New York Graduate Center||Professor Michael Ryan||Monash University|
|Daniel Marchant||University of Florida||Associate Professor Zhonghua Chen||Western Sydney University|
|Tamara Marcus||University of New Hampshire||Professor Gene Tyson||University of Queensland|
|Douglas Meisenheimer||Oregon State University||Associate Professor Adrian Sheppard||Australian National University|
|Hennessy Miller||University of Arizona||Dr Scott Wilkinson||CSIRO|
|Jerome Nash||Purdue University||Associate Professor Patrick Spicer||University of New South Wales|
|Jonathan Nations||Louisiana State University||Dr Kevin Rowe||Museum Victoria|
|Crystal Noel||University of California, Berkeley||Professor Trevor Hambley FAA||University of Sydney|
|Charles Stillwell||North Carolina State University||Professor Tim Fletcher||University of Melbourne|
|Rebecca Walker||University of California, Davis||Dr Ying Ping Wang||CSIRO|
The students will conduct a research project in their host institutions following an orientation program in Canberra, including a series of lectures and site visits to cultural institutions. To learn more about the experiences of past EAPSI Fellows, read their research reports or watch their videos on YouTube.
This year, the EAPSI program will coincide with the Brazil PhD student exchange program. This program ran as a pilot in 2016 and, as a result of the pilot’s success, was funded for an additional two years by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.
I would like to thank you all for the opportunity and for making the difference in my personal life, my career and in science in general. That is exactly what the world needs!2016 participant in the Brazil program pilot
Similar to the EAPSI program, the aims of the Brazil PhD student exchange program are to provide Brazilian second- or third-year PhD students with research experience in Australia, orientation to the Australian culture, and an introduction to the science and research infrastructure of Australia.
The Academy looks forward to welcoming:
|PhD student||Home institution||Australian host researcher||Host institution|
|Ana Paula Freire||São Paulo State University||Associate Professor Mark Elkins||The George Institute for Global Health|
|João Gabriel Motta||University of Campinas||Professor Peter Betts||Monash University|
|Junia Schultz||Federal University of Rio de Janeiro||Dr Paul Dennis||University of Queensland|
|Leiliane Zeferino||Federal University of Viçosa||Professor Richard Bell||Murdoch University|
|Maria Clara Cavalcanti||Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte||Dr Nadine Marshall||CSIRO|
|Mateus Gianni Fonseca||University of Brasilia||Professor Martin Westwell||Flinders University|
The Academy is grateful for the support it receives for both programs from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and Australian embassies in Washington DC and Brazil.
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