「2018 TOMODACHI STEM Program @ Rice University」のお知らせ

2017/10/12 (UJAからのお知らせ)

2018 TOMODACHI-STEM @ Rice University Program for Female Students
Website: http://tomodachistem.rice.edu/
Apply by: November 2, 2017 (11:59 PM, Japan time)
Program Dates: February 24 - April 1, 2018
Download Program Flyer (PDF)

2018 TOMODACHI STEM Program @ Rice University は、日本の大学で理系学部を専攻する女性の大学生10名を対象とした5週間の研究インターンシッププログラムです。同プログラムは、テキサス州ヒューストンにあるライス大学にて行われ、大学の研究室に属して最先端の研究活動に触れると同時に、アメリカの高等教育システムを体験し、米国人学生との交流活動を通して言語や文化を学ぶ機会を提供します。このプログラムは、国際共同研究を通じて、理工学研究に興味を持つ日本人女子学生に、アメリカとの連携のきっかけを提供することを目的としています。

The 2018 TOMODACHI-STEM @ Rice University for Female Students is a five-week research internship program for up to 10 female undergraduates from Japan who are majoring in science & engineering (S&E). Held at Rice University in Houston, TX, the program will enable students to gain real world experience with S&E research, provide an introduction to U.S. higher education and provide opportunities for cultural engagement and collaboration with U.S. students. The program will serve as a catalyst for female Japanese students interested in S&E study and research and engagement with the U.S. through international research collaborations.

To be eligible to apply students must:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of application;
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Japan;
  • Be a female, degree seeking undergraduate student enrolled at a Japanese university (B1, B2, B3, or B4);
  • Be majoring in a science or engineering field;
  • English Language Ability: The language of research host labs at Rice University is English and all selected participants must have the English-language ability necessary to successfully complete a research experience in the U.S.
  • Preference will be given to students who express a demonstrated interest in graduate study in a S&E field, either in Japan or the U.S.

The program provides funding for international airfare, lodging in the Houston (double-occupancy), all seminar and internship related costs, some cultural outings, travel/lodging for final week study tour in Washington, DC, and international health insurance. Students must pay individually for all passport and visa application fees, SEVIS fees, required immunizations, meals in the U.S., and personal spending.

The application deadline will be November 2, at 11:59 PM Japan time, and the program dates will be February 24 - April 1, 2018. In addition to the online application form, students will be required to submit:

For more information see the Application Overview page on our program website or email tomodachistem@rice.edu. We look forward to receiving your application!

This program is sponsored by a grant from the TOMODACHI Initiative, a public-private partnership that invests in the next generation of Japanese and American leaders through educational and cultural exchanges as well as leadership programs.