IMS Internship Grants

IMS Internship Program

IMS Internship Grants

Program description
The RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences was established in 2013 with the aims of creating innovative medical science and contributing to the future of human health. To accomplish these goals, IMS applies interdisciplinary approaches to create a new research area, "integrative medical sciences", which includes genome-wide medical science, immunology and physiology, bioinformatics, and molecular, biochemical and quantitative sciences.
In 2018, we are happy to announce that IMS will launch a new internship grant program to host young international scientists who will carry out research activities in IMS laboratories. In this program, IMS will provide lodging and travel expenses to a few selected graduate students or young postdocs who hope to conduct an internship in IMS.
Applicants must be distinguished international students in a Master's or Ph.D. course or young postdocs who received their Ph.D. within the last three years. Selection will be made on a competitive basis.

Application procedure
Please submit the following documents to (ims_intern[at] (replace "[at]" with "@").
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
1. CV with a photo.
2. Purpose of the internship. (Please describe the research theme or technologies of your interest and explain why you hope to conduct an internship at IMS.)
3. Summary of your research background.
4. Up to three laboratories in IMS that you hope to conduct the internship in.
If you are unfamiliar with the laboratories, please refer to the IMS website and the Division of Genomic Technologies website
5. The period you wish to conduct the internship at IMS (up to 3 months).
6. Recommendation letter from your current supervisor.
Note: Application documents will not be returned.
*Submitted documents are strictly protected under the RIKEN Privacy Policy and are used only for the purpose of applicant screening.

Submission deadlines:
March 1, 2018 (for interns in the period of June-August, 2018)*
October 1, 2018 (for interns in the period of January-March, 2019)*
*These periods are negotiable.

Candidates will be notified of their application results about one month after the submission deadline.

Cancellation policy
Successful applicants should note that any applicable cancellation fees related to your travel and accommodation arrangements will be charged if you withdraw from the internship. There are no exceptions to this policy for any reason, including personal emergencies.