Nano Japan International Research Experience

Type: Research Internship
Country: Japan
Duration: Summer
Start Date: May 10, 2013
End Date: August 2, 2013
Compensation: Stipend
Language Requirements: None
Major Requirements: All Engineering and Science Disciplines
Study Level: Sophomore
Online Application URL:
Application Deadline: January 25, 2013
The NanoJapan IREU is a twelve-week summer program that annually selects sixteen freshman and sophomore science and engineering students from US universities for nanotechnology research internships in Japanese university and government laboratories.

This is a non-credit bearing* research program focuses on nanotechnology research as it relates to nanoscale semiconductor devices, nanophotonics, and carbon nanotubes and includes Japanese Language and cultural orientation.

Students are assigned to leading nanotechnology labs throughout Japan for eight-week summer internships. During the research internship, students conduct a hands-on research project in the field of nanotechnology under the supervision of their Japanese research advisor and graduate student mentor. The projects are carefully selected to match the students’ academic interests and their readiness to complete academic research.

To be eligible to apply for the NanoJapan International Research Experience for Undergraduates (IREU) program you must be:

• Currently enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate student at a US institution of higher education
• Currently in the spring semester of your freshman or sophomore year
• In good academic standing and not currently on probation or under any disciplinary action at your home university
• Able to express a demonstrated interest in the field of nanotechnology as it relates to nanoscale semiconductor devices, nanophotonics, and carbon nanotubes