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THE NIPPON MEDICAL SCHOOL FOUNDATION 2012 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION GUIDELINES FOR FOREIGN RESEARCHERS AND TRAINEES
These guidelines explain the aims of this scholarship, eligibility, the duration and value of the allowance, and other details relevant to applicants. Please read the contents carefully before submitting your application.
Nippon Medical School Founded in 1876, Nippon Medical School is located in Bunkyo Ward, which is in the center of the Tokyo Metropolitan area. The school consists of the Faculty of Medicine, the Postgraduate School, several affiliated research centers, and four affiliated teaching hospitals, offering medical education and advanced medical care, as well as carrying out research. To date, Nippon Medical School have accepted a large number of foreign researchers and trainees and have successfully contributed to international exchange between Japan and various other countries.
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to foreign researchers and trainees who wish to pursue postgraduate studies at the facilities run by the Nippon Medical School Foundation to raise their level of expertise in medicine, veterinary and animal science, applied life science, and the other areas.
Eligibility for a scholarship is dependent on the following requirements. (1) Applicants must be registered as a Research Associate or Trainee of the Foundation. (2) The period of research or training at the Foundation must last three full months up to a maximum of one year after the scholarship payments commence. (3) Applicants are required to have been informally accepted by one of the research or training facilities of the Foundation; the period of research or training must also have been agreed in advance between the applicant and the relevant facility. (4) Applicants must not be receiving financial support from any other organization, governmental or otherwise. (5) Applicants must have sufficient personal financial means to pursue their training or research at the Foundation. (6) Applicants must have an excellent research or training record and also good prospects of success at the institutions they belong to after returning to their home countries. (7) Applicants must have a sufficient command of Japanese or English to pursue their research or training at the Foundation.
All applicants will be notified of the results of their applications as soon as decisions are made (around November).
An offer of a scholarship may be revoked if the recipient fails to present himself/herself at the host university by the last day of the month in which scholarship payments are scheduled to commence.
* FURTHER NOTES ON FILLING OUT THE APPLICATION FORM
1. Name: Write name in the following order: first name, family name.
2. Address in Japan: This is only applicable to those who already live or have secured a residence in Japan.
3. Specialist Field: Supply details of your specialist field of study.
4. Educational Background: State your higher educational career beyond high school or special technical high school in chronological order.
5. Professional Background: Give details of your professional career in chronological order.
6. Degrees/Qualifications: List your academic degrees and special qualifications, if applicable.
7. Host Research/Training Department: State the name of the institute or department at this Foundation that has informally accepted you as a researcher or trainee.
8. Position at Host University: Circle as appropriate.
9. Financial Resources: Circle both entries if you are drawing on your own financial resources and receiving support from a sponsor at the same time.
10. Sponsors: Give details of your financial sponsor, if any, including the name, address, position and institutional affiliation, relationship to you, and the amount and duration of the allowance.
11. Motive for Application: Describe(1) the reason you wish to pursue research or training in a foreign country; (2) the specific subject you intend to pursue in your research or training here; and (3) what you plan to do after returning to your country.
12. Research and Training Accomplishments: List your past presentations at academic societies and published papers under separate categories, as shown in the sample format below: [Academic Society Presentations] Su S, Watanabe A, Shimada T: Mutation frequency of p53 cDNA introduced by a retroviral vector. The American Society of Gene Therapy 7th Annual Meeting (2004) Minneapolis, MN. [Published Papers] Zhi CL, Migita M, Hayakawa J, Fukunaga Y: Establishment of modified retroviral vector targeting X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency. J. Nippon Med. Sch. (2004) 71: 51-56
For further information or inquiries, contact:
International Exchange Center Nippon Medical School
1-4-10, Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0032, Japan
Tel. + 81-3-5802-1946 (direct) +81-3-3822-2131 (ext 7286)