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IMS Scholarship

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IMS (Institute for Molecular Science) will provide a scholarship to support the studies of excellent students who enter The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Department of Structural Molecular Science & Department of Functional Molecular Science).

1. No. of grantees: Up to three per year in principle

2. Selection test: from August 25 to 26, 2014

3. Selection method: Document screening and interview.
Applicants from overseas must submit two letters of recommendation.

4. Interview method:
(1) Presentation of the details of past studies and future studies that the applicant wishes to conduct (25 min.) [In English]
(2) The time for questions shall be approximately 30 minutes. [In English/Japanese]
(3) The time for questions on basic scholastic ability shall be approximately 10 minutes. [In English/Japanese]

5. Title of the recipient: IMS Scholarship Student

6. Application qualifications:
Students qualified for application are as follows. However, research fellows of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, government-financed foreign students and recipients of similar scholarships are excluded.
(1) Students entering a doctoral course (transfer admission to the third year of a five-year doctoral course)
(2) Students currently attending a five-year doctoral course and moving up to the third year in the next academic year , or students currently attending a doctoral course.

7. Recipients’ qualifications, etc.:
(1) The term of issue
•Students entering a doctoral course (transfer admission to the third year of a five-year doctoral course)
3 years from entering SOKENDAI

•Students currently attending a five-year doctoral course and moving up to the third year in the next academic year
3 years from moving up to the third year of a five-year doctoral course

•Students currently attending a doctoral course.
Start from the October of qualified the scholarship, to the minimum number of years required for graduation.

*If a recipient takes a leave of absence, the term of absence is not include with the term of issue. 

(2) If a recipient is selected to be a research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, a government-financed foreign student or a recipient of similar scholarships, this scholarship shall be terminated.

(3) To use the fund effectively, students who are receiving this scholarship are encouraged to apply for competitive scholarship programs, such as the research fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

8. Amount of payment: Scheduled to be 2.5 million yen in total (1.5 million yen for scholarship and 1.0 million yen for RA employment)

9. How to apply:
Submit the following documents to Graduate Student Affairs Section.

A. Student in our university
1) Application for IMS Students Scholarship Students (Form 1)
2) Summary of of Previous Research (Form 2)
3) Summary of publications and Presentations (Form 3)
4) Future Research Plans (Form 4)
5) Reprint (Offprint)
*DO NOT send by internal mail.

B. Student who have admission into the third year doctoral course of our university (From Japanese university)
1) Application for IMS Students Scholarship Students (Form 1)

C. Student who have admission into the third year doctoral course of our university (From overseas)
1) Application for IMS Students Scholarship Students (Form 1)
2) 2 letters of recommendation from your academic advisor

10. Application Period:
From July 25 to July 31, 2014

11. Adress for apply:
Graduate Student Affairs Section
International Relations and Reserch Cooperation Division
Institute for Molecular Science

38 Nishigo-Naka, Myodaiji, Okazaki 444-8585 Aichi, Japan