Deadline: 15 November 2018
Open to: students enrolled at graduate or undergraduate programs in universities, colleges, junior colleges, and vocational schools in Japan or overseas, or recent graduates of such institutions
Benefits: living allowance, commuting support where necessary and accommodation
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) offers talented students opportunities to gain experience in their cutting-edge laboratories as Research Interns. These short-term placements, usually from 2 to 6 months, give students the opportunity to gain experience in a particular laboratory or to learn a specific technique. They work under the direction of a professor at OIST and contribute to the research activities of OIST.
General Fields of Research:
- Environmental and Ecological Sciences;
- Marine Sciences;
- Mathematical and Computational Sciences;
- Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology;
The tenure of Research Intern placements is between 2 and 6 months, typically 10 to 12 weeks. Tenure will not normally be extended. Interns may not take extended leave during their time at OIST, and are expected to work full time on their project. Internships may begin and end at any time during the year, but application deadlines depend on the desired starting date of the internship (see below for details).
Those eligible to apply include students enrolled at graduate or undergraduate programs in universities, colleges, junior colleges, and vocational schools in Japan or overseas, or recent graduates of such institutions
OIST provides living allowance, commuting support where necessary, and accommodation either on campus or nearby. Successful applicants will receive a Living Allowance of EUR 18,00 (2,400 JPY) per day (weekends excluded) while at OIST.
OIST will pay for one direct round-trip travel for Research Interns between the home university or institution and the research unit or other facility where the internship will take place (usually Okinawa). The travel dates must be as close as possible to the term of the placement. Travel for successful applicants is arranged by the OIST Graduate School.
The Student Support Section of the Graduate School will provide support for Research Interns at OIST with matters such as housing, visa acquisition, insurance procedures, and local registration. OIST regrets that support for dependents, family members, and persons other than the student is not available.
How to apply?
In order to apply, you must fill in the application form.
For more information, please visit the official web page.