Closing Dates: January 7, 2022
Application Calls for the 2022 Japan NIGINTERN Internship Award Program. The National Institute of Genetics (NIG)/ Department of Genetics, SOKENDAI offers a research internship program for undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to gain research experience in genetics and related fields in life sciences. Intern students will conduct independent research under the mentorship of a host investigator at NIG.
Program includes training on scientific research, scientific communication, and lab visits to discuss with individual principal investigators. At the end of the program, participants will give a presentation on their experience as the “NIGINTERN Reports Symposium”. NIG will issue a certificate to those who have successfully completed the program. Interns can also participate in various activities such as graduate program lectures, journal clubs, and seminars by outstanding researchers from inside and outside of NIG. Japanese language classes are also available.
NIG Internship will cover the airfare as well as the local transport fares between the airport and NIG. The interns will reside in the Institute’s guesthouse. There will be a daily allowance of JPY1500 per day for meals.
Who can apply for 2022 Japan NIGINTERN Internship Award Program?
The applicants should be from the life sciences. The applicants are required to be in the pre-final year of their respective programs like a student in the 3rd year of a 4-year bachelor program will be eligible. The students can be undergraduate and postgraduate, the only requirement is that they should be in the final year of their program. The students willing to apply for the Ph.D. program at NIG are also encouraged to apply in the program. But the students in the Ph.D. program at NIG are not eligible for the program.
How to Apply ?
Applications are accepted only through the online application system. Please read “Application guideline” below carefully and follow the instructions.
Application guideline and Online Application
* The online application system opens on November 26 and closes at noon on January 7, 2021 (Japan standard time, JST)
* Students interested in applying for this program must read, understand and agree to the conditions and requirements of the program.
* Due to the overwhelming number of applications, we do not reply to individual queries regarding this website, the selection status, and the results.
Financial Support FOR 2022 Japan NIGINTERN Internship Award Program
NIG will cover costs of airfare, local transportation fares between airport in Japan and NIG, lodging in the institute’s guesthouse, and travel insurance during the program. Allowance for meals (ca. 1,500JPY/day, subject to change) will also be provided.
NIG covers expenses for the designated period only. Requests for shorter or longer periods will not be considered.
* For any internship opportunity other than this program, please contact your potential host PI(s). In such cases, costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns or their sponsoring institutions.