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International Research Center for Medical Sciences (IRCMS) at Kumamoto University is a a cutting edge, research institute, especially focusing on stem cells, aging and cancer. Researchers in our institute enjoy Science and closely communicate with each other in a characteristic open lab system of our institute. 

IRCMS website

http://ircms.kumamoto-u.ac.jp

We seek motivated students (master and PhD level), postdocs and collaborators from all over the world. If you're interested in pursuing research with us, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to support fellowship and scholarship applications, such as MEXT, JSPS or HFSP.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Graduate Students (Master and Doctor courses)

Kumamoto University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences

http://www.medphas.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/en/medgrad/

Kumamoto University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Admissions

http://www.medphas.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/en/medgrad/admissions_top/

Financial Support for International Students at Kumamoto University

MEXT (Japanese government scholarships): 145,000 yen/month for 2 years or longer

http://www.medphas.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/en/medgrad/admissions_top/

IRCMS fellowship

http://ircms.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/fellowship/

Student support at Kumamoto University

http://www.medphas.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/en/medgrad/support/

HIGO program

http://higoprogram.jp/en/

Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation: 1-2 million yen/year for 1 year (renewable)

http://www.otsukafoundation.org/english/

Honjo International Scholarship Foundation: 150,000 to 200,000 yen/month for 1-5 years

https://www.hisf.or.jp/en/

Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation: 140,000 yen/month for 2 years

http://www.rotary-yoneyama.or.jp/english/

Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation (18 countries of ASEAN and Southwest Asia):

180,000 yen/month for 2 years

https://sisf.or.jp/en/

SGH Foundation (for students from Southeast Asia): 120,000 yen/month for 2 years

https://www.sgh-foundation.or.jp

College Women’s Association of Japan (CWAJ) (for women): 2 million yen/year for 1 year

https://cwaj.org

Toka Kyoiku Bunka Koryu Zaidan (for Chinese students): 100,000 yen/month for 1 year (renewable)

http://www.donghua.or.jp/index.html

KOHNAN Asia Scholarship Foundation (Asian countries): 90,000 yen/month for 1 year. National Universities in Kyusyu area​ (less competitive).

http://www.kohnan-asia.or.jp

The Uehara Memorial Foundation (for doctor students): 150,000 yen/month for 2 years

https://www.ueharazaidan.or.jp/grants/login/

JSPS Fellowship (for doctoral students): 200,000 yen/month for 2-3 years

https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-pd/index.html

Lists of scholarships to study in Japan

https://www.jasso.go.jp/en/study_j/scholarships/brochure.html

Study in Japan, Comprehensive guide

https://www.studyinjapan.go.jp/en/

Postdoc Fellowships

Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), postdoctoral fellowship

http://www.hfsp.org

Messages from HFSP fellowship awardees (my message is there :)

https://www.amed.go.jp/en/program/list/03/01/010_fellowmessage.html

 

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), postdoctoral fellowships for research in Japan

http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-fellow/index.html

 

Canon Foundation (for European applicants)

https://www.canonfoundation.org/programmes/research-fellowships/

Short-term research internship

​IRCMS research internship program

http://ircms.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/internship/

Life in Kumamoto

https://ewww.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/en/visitors/life/