Travel Fellowships Application is now CLOSED, Thank you.

QBiC will offer a limited number of travel fellowships to young researchers from overseas. We hope this system will encourage as many young scientists as possible to apply and attend the symposium.


  1. Researchers who are affiliated with overseas organizations as either graduate students or postdocs (non-PI scientists), regardless of nationality.
  2. Applicants who wish to make a presentation at the QBiC Symposium.
  3. Applicants who will join all sessions at the QBiC Symposium.
* All three conditions are mandatory for eligibility.


Subsidies for the following items, up to the maximum allowable amount, may be provided following a screening of the applicant by the symposium organizers and on the condition that no additional subsidies are provided from other organizations, domestic or overseas.

1. Overseas flight expenses

QBiC Travel Fellowship awardees must arrange their flight tickets following the rules of RIKEN. All applicants must read detailed guidelines below for reimbursement carefully and agree with all the rules in order to receive the award.
>Guideline for Reimbursement of Travel Expenses
>Bank Transfer Information (word)

2. Accommodation expenses (for the period of the symposium up to 4 nights)

Accommodations will be arranged by RIKEN QBiC at Hotel Hankyu Expo Park, a hotel located one stop from the venue.

Application Process:

Those eligible and wishing to apply for the fellowship should provide all the documents outlined below. All documents should be sent by as an e-mail attachment to [] by 17:00 (JST, UTC+0900), Friday, June 26, 2015.

Failure to follow all instructions may result in rejection of your application early in the selection process.

Notification of receipt will be sent to your e-mail address when the secretariat receives your application.

1. Application form

Note: RIKEN QBiC collects personal information solely for the purpose of contacting applicants with information about its academic meetings and events. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to third parties.

2. Abstract

The same abstract which was submitted as part of the symposium registration process.

3. CV

Curriculum Vitae should include a summary of your education, research experience, and publications.

4. Letter of recommendation from your research instructor or lab head

The letter should be signed by your research instructor or lab head. The letter can be sent directly from the research instructor to the secretariat.

[QBiC Symposium Secretariat]
6-2-3 Furuedai, Suta, Osaka 565-0874, Japan

5. Statement of reason for need

Please state the reason for applying. If you have any existing subsidies or support for coming to Japan, please state the details.

Notice of Acceptance:

Notification regarding the result of fellowship acceptance will be sent by e-mail the end of June 2015.


In order to participate in the symposium, you must separately register online. >Registration