The Call for
Nominations for the 2017 (33rd
) International Prize for Biology
The International Prize for Biology is
a commemorative prize to celebrate the sixty-year reign of Emperor Showa and
his longtime devotion to biological research. It also pays tribute to the
present Emperor, His Majesty, Emperor Akihito, who has striven for many years
to advance the study of gobioid fish taxonomy while contributing continuously
to the developing of this Prize.
Based on nominations gathered from around the
world, the Prize is awarded annually to a researcher who has made an
outstanding contribution to make advance in biological sciences.
The research field of this year’s Prize is
“Marine Biology.” In this field of Biology, we would like to invite you to
nominate a candidate for the 2017 Prize by filling out the Nomination Form, to
be accompanied with a brief statement of the nominee’s achievements.
) International Prize for Biology-
The research field of
the 2017 Prize: Marine Biology
Deadline: April 21,
by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
by mail: Secretariat of the International
Prize for Biology
Japan Society for the
Promotion of Science
Tokyo, 102-0083, JAPAN
find the Nomination Form and the details about the Prize on our website:
of the International Prize for Biology
Society for the Promotion of Science
The launch of JSPS Researchers Network (JSPS-Net)
is pleased to announce the launch of Researchers Social Networking Service,
JSPS Researchers Network (JSPS-Net), a brand new social networking service
exclusively dedicated to facilitating exchange among researchers and
Researchers Network (JSPS-Net) supports networking among researchers and
research support personnel interested in creating collegial communities and
pursuing activities such as joint research, information exchange on research
careers, or friendly get-togethers.
helping to expand such activities, the site works to promote and facilitate
international research exchange.
functions of JSPS-Net
・Connection: Member search is possible from various
points of view of an area, a research field, message transmission, friend
・Community: Researchers in same field or same area can communicate,
share information, establish new project any place and time. Alumni management
is easily feasible.
・Event page: Event page for all JSPS-Net’s general member and for
group members, information and enroll management, Unified management is possible.
Researchers Network (JSPS-Net) URL: https://www-jsps-net.jsps.go.jp/
JSPS-Net Administrator (e-mail: email@example.com)
2017 Master’s and
Doctoral Programmes of UNU-IAS
accept any inquiries about these programmes, please contact UNU-IAS.
UNU-IAS is now accepting
applications for September 2017 admission to its Master of Science in
Sustainability programme, and its PhD in Sustainability Science programme. The
application deadlines are 28 February 2017 for the Master’s degree programme,
and 28 April 2017 for the doctoral degree programme.
Students accepted for the
programmes will benefit from the unique opportunity to study in Tokyo at a
global university within the framework of the United Nations. Both programmes
are intended for recent graduates, professionals and practitioners wishing to
develop an international career through employment in UN agencies, other
international organizations, governments, civil society or the private sector.
Enrolled students also will have the opportunity to obtain a joint diploma
offered by UNU-IAS and The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Frontier
Science (UT-GSFS), if they complete additional requirements.
Those who expect to
receive a required degree before September 2017 are also eligible to apply.
Applicants must submit
all application documents through the
UNU-IAS online application website
Programme material is here
Science Course (GSC)
, University of Tokyo
program for Undergraduate Chemistry students to transfer to the University of
Tokyo – Application period for Fall 2017 announced:
The Global Science
Course (GSC) is a new undergraduate 2 year-long transfer program. It was
designed to enhance cross-cultural interactions among young minds from around
the world coming together to learn science. All GSC classes are conducted in
English by world-leading professors who are pursuing cutting-edge research in
the most advanced fields, whilst also focusing on the fostering of students who
will lead the next generation in science communities.
By giving students the
opportunity to study abroad in Tokyo, they will not only get the chance to make
the most of our world renowned facilities but will also be able to experience
Japanese lifestyle and culture first-hand. This is an invaluable opportunity
for those looking to expand their worldviews and experience something unique
during their time as an undergraduate student.
applicants to our program are rewarded with a generous scholarship. This
includes 150,000 Japanese yen per month to aid in paying tuition fees and
support living expenses. It additionally includes fully supported rent.
Application Period for
GSC Fall 2017: January
10 - April 7, 2017
You can learn more about
GSC through our website and social media:
Please feel free to
contact the GSC office if you have any questions:
Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in Molecular Infection Medicine and Infection Biology and Cryo-Electron Microscopy, Umeå University, Sweden
【1】Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in Infection Biology and Molecular Infection Medicine
Several positions/fellowships are open for candidates interested in doing postdoctoral research in the highly interactive and multidisciplinary research environment – Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR - www.ucmr.umu.se at Umeå University, Sweden (www.umu.se).
Flyer (PDF) can be found here
【2】Research Engineer and First Research Engineer Positions for Cryo-Electron Microscopy open at Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM) (deadline 2016-08-08)
Umeå University is currently seeking a Research Engineer and a First Research Engineer to be recruited for a technical support function and responsible for operation and performance of structural biology analyzes with advanced Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), direct Electron Detector and Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM) instruments.
Please visit the following website to see more detail for【1】【2】.
Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program
GIST is offered by GRIPS. It provides
comprehensive educational programs that include a Doctoral Program, Master’s
Program, Short-term Training Courses, and other offerings. In doing so, it
cultivates human resources who integrate knowledge from diverse academic
fields, possess the ability to aptly discern social issues, and can employ a
scientific approach in the planning, drafting, execution, evaluation, and
revision of STI policy.
consists of professors from inside and outside Japan who are experts on STI
policy studies. To achieve more practical education, the program also
accommodates front-line practitioners of science and technology policy in the
role of lecturers, and organizes frequent research workshops and lectures
inviting eminent researchers and practitioners from inside and outside Japan.
The program advances education and research into "Science for STI
Policy" in collaboration with leading Japanese research bodies in STI
policy studies. These include the Field Pioneering Hub Institutions (The
University of Tokyo, Hitotsubashi University, Osaka University/Kyoto
University, and Kyushu University) under the SciREX program of MEXT, as well as
the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), the Center
for Research and Development Strategy of the Japan Science and Technology
Agency (JST-CRDS), and the Research Institute of Economy,Trade and Industry
The details can be
found from the following website.
Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research
The Research Council of Norway calls for
proposal for “
International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research
INTPART will fund partnerships between
Norwegian higher education and research institutions and excellent partners in
prioritized countries. Special emphasis is on integrating higher education- and
research, and may include business partners. INTPART is a SIU and Research
The main goal of INTPART is to develop world class higher education and
research institutions in Norway by promoting and funding long term
institutional partnerships with strong academic groups and institutions in
eight prioritized countries; Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Russia,
South-Africa and the USA.
The scheme aims to increase the quality and relevance of cooperation with
selected countries, particularly through integration of the higher education
and research components, and it is open to cooperation with innovation and
private sector actors of relevance to the project.
INTPART will support establishment and/or further development of
institutional collaborations in research and higher education. Collaborations
should involve strategic leadership and administration in addition to the
research and the academic partners. Education cooperation should as far as
possible be an integrated part of the institutions' regular higher education
Application Deadline: 13:00(
25 May, 2016
See the program description
document and the INTPART planned call for more details about projects and
specifications for funding.
University Summer Program in English
This program is an
intensive course for Ochanomizu University/ Graduate School students and
overseas/ Japanese partner universities students. All lectures and discussions
are conducted in English in multi-cultural classes, aiming for students’ career
development and promotion of international exchanges. Students can obtain two
credits (interchangeable with partner universities) by attending one of the
three courses offered.
Period of the
July 16 – July 29,
Deadline: April 15, 2016
must be made through the overseas/ Japanese partner university, NOT an
and the detail of the program can be found from the following website.
Summer Program Office (Assoc. Prof. Leo Aoi Hosoya)
University Japanese Summer Program
This is a 3-week
program for students who are studying the Japanese language at partner
universities. This program aims to improve academic Japanese skills through
comprehensive language classes and “project work”. Students also have
opportunities to meet Japanese people through various events.
Program: July 12
(Tues) – July 31(Sun)
Application Period: March 14 (Mon), 2016 –April 8(Fri), 2016 no later than 5:00pm
and the detail of the program can be found from the following website.
Global Education Center Japanese Summer Program