Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
NSF contracted with Abt Associates to conduct an evaluation of the EAPSI program to investigate whether it was meeting its goal of providing U.S. graduate students with international experiences that will enable future collaboration with foreign peers. This report summarizes the findings from that evaluation, which was designed to investigate the characteristics of EAPSI applicants and their motivations for participation, the host researchers’ motivations for participating in the program, participants’ experiences in and perceptions of the program, and outcomes of the program.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.