The RIKEN Brain Science Institute (RIKEN BSI), located just outside Tokyo, Japan, offers a summer program to train advanced students interested in brain function. Applicants may choose either a two-month laboratory internship (Plan A) within a RIKEN BSI laboratory, or participate in an intensive 11-day lecture course (Plan B) featuring a distinguished international faculty. Those participating in the internship may also enroll in the lecture course.
Typically, around 45 international students are accepted to the Summer Program each year. Attendees have wide-ranging academic backgrounds and are usually enrolled in graduate courses, or have recently embarked on postdoctoral research. However, candidates holding other positions are encouraged to apply.
Attendees usually reside on/near the RIKEN campus, where they have ample opportunity to interact with invited lecturers, other attendees and RIKEN BSI researchers. Students unable to provide their own financial support will be considered for travel and accommodation bursaries provided by RIKEN BSI.
Plan A: Internship & Lecture (Jul. 1 - Aug. 26, 2010)
Summer interns will work in a BSI Lab. for two months and participate in the research activities of the host laboratory.
Interns will give a presentation on their work at the end of the course. Potential host laboratories are announced annually from the following list.
Plan B: Lecture (Jul. 20-30, 2010)
The lecture course is set up to present both basic concept as well as cutting edge research that will aid in understanding the selected theme. The intensive course is a coherent platform from where a wide variety of important new research and techniques can be demonstrated.
Summer Program Organizing Committee
RIKEN Brain Science Institute
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako-Shi, Saitama 351-0198, JAPAN
Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2010
For more informastion, please visit:
- Graduate and Postdoctoral Research in Medical Engineering, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- PhD Scholarships in Brain Aging and Neurodegeneration, The German Research Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Germany
- National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS) Internship, Japan
- Postdoctoral Researcher in Human Neurophysiology, University of Oxford, UK
- PhD Position in Humanoid Robotics, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
- PhD Scholarships, Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia
- Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Irvine, USA
- International Summer Research Program 2010 in Nanotechnology, The Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM), Germany
- PhD Studentships, Prof David Linden, School of Psychology, Bangor University, UK
- PhD Student in Neuroscience, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.