NIMS offers the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship to doctoral/master’s students who aspire to a career as researchers in materials science. The assistantship carries a monthly stipend to assist academically deserving students in fulfilling their academic goals. Those students appointed as NIMS Junior Researcher will enable to gain insight into their research career by “hands on” experience of working on latest research projects, without financial hardship.
|Duties||NIMS offers NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship to excellent students in the doctoral course of Materials Science and Engineering. The assistantship carries a monthly stipend to assist academically deserving students in fulfilling their academic goals. Those students appointed as NIMS Junior researcher will enable to gain insight into their research career by "hands on" experience of working on latest research projects.|
NIMS Junior Researchers are required to have sufficient research ability to be involved in the research.
Applicants are expected to have a Master's degree in materials science, metallurgical engineering, physics or chemistry prior to the admission. Admission to the Course of Advanced Nanotechnology and Engineering, Kyushu University is a prerequisite for the assistantship.
※ The employment occurs when the students are enrolled in the graduate programs without leave of absence or withdrawal.
※ NIMS Junior Researchers are not permitted to receive a concurrent scholarship, such as JSPS or governmental scholarship, and any part-time jobs
|Contract||The contract is one year, and is renewable every year up to three years. The contract will be terminated if the student fails to demonstrate his/her excellence in research or leaves the program.|
|Probation Period||3 months|
Approximately 180,000 JPY for 13 days work per month
|Insurance Coverage||by Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance|
|Name of Recruiter||National Institute for Materials Science|
Send the following documents by email to NIMS Graduate Program Group ( email@example.com ), with a subject line of [Kyushu-NIMS] Application.
- The result score from the exam taken within 2 years is valid.
- TOEFL ITP (Institutional Test Program), TOEIC IP (Institutional Program) and IELTS (General Training Module) are not acceptable.
|12 April - 6 June||Application period of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship|
|Late May||Distribution of the university admission guidelines|
|Early June||Pre-assessment of Applicants' Qualifications (for universyt application, if applicable)|
|Mid June||Document screening result announcement of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship|
|Mid July||University application period|
(subject to change)
|Interview at NIMS (will be conducted online)|
(subject to change)
|University entrance exam at Kyushu University|
|October 2022 entry|
|Early September||Result announcement of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship|
|October 2022||University enrollment and Start of the employment|
|April 2023 entry|
|mid February 2023||Result announcement of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship|
|April 2023||University enrollment and Start of the employment|