I-FUN Japanese Summer Research Experience!

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Kochi University of Technology

Utilizing state of the art technology with revered professors, you will gain skills in research and take part in international networking, while residing in the beautiful prefecture of Kochi, Japan.

KUT and FIU Joint IRES International Project

The annual Advanced Nanomaterials and Application workshop will be held according to “the US-Japan Collaborative Research and Education Effort for Synthesis and Applications of Functional Nanomaterials. Advanced Nanomaterials and Application”.

2024 Applications Open Soon!

Work alongside Japanese and other International students in up-and-coming nanotechnology research fields while also experiencing the great culture of Japan.

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Jul 27, 2021

International research collaboration and globally engaged workforce development are essential to tackle the complex challenges of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The goal of this project is to provide US student participants with a global perspective and opportunities or professional growth through international collaborative research training, networking and mentoring in the field of functional nanomaterials. This project will provide high quality educational and research experiences for 6 graduate and undergraduate students at Florida International University (FIU) and University of Miami (UM) (3 from each) through active research participation in collaboration with Kochi University of Technology (KUT) in Japan. Each student will spend 10 weeks in summer to work in a KUT research group. The project will impact total of 18 U.S. student participants, especially underrepresented minority students, with a global perspective and research opportunities for professional growth through international cooperative research training in nanoscience and nanotechnology. It will contribute to development of a diverse and globally engaged workforce with high quality research skills. The project will also help broaden the participation and impact the recruitment and retention of students from underrepresented groups through a series of well-designed and structured recruitment, selection, pre-departure, post-travel, research training and professional development activities. The participating students’ feedback and evaluation will provide guidelines for effective involvement of the faculty and students in international research collaboration and workforce development.

Application Deadline: February 10, 2024

Please use the link: CLOSED