Office of Global Engagement

Kobe University Global Research Internship Program (GRIP) - Deadline October 16, 2015

October 16, 2015

The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) is pleased to announce the Global Research Internship Program (GRIP) offered by our partner institution Kobe University. The GRIP provides graduate students in STEM fields the opportunity to conduct supervised research at Kobe University, its partner research centers, and corporations.


Brown masters and doctoral students. To view Kobe University partner organizations along with research fields and themes, please download the Research Themes Proposed by Kobe University.


Kobe University Global interns can participate in the program at any time of the year provided that applications are submitted according to the OGE’s set deadlines.

Preferred residency for internships is Summer (mid- to end-May through end August)

How long?

The GRIP supports graduate students for a period of two weeks up to one academic year (two semesters). 

Covered Expenses:

  • Round-trip airfare and housing courtesy of Kobe University
  • Commuting fees courtesy of the partner organization (if applicable)

* Some companies might be willing to provide more financial support to the interns, e.g., stipend.

  • Graduate interns are responsible for their meals

How to apply:

Applicants are expected to submit the following as a single document in PDF format:

  • Cover sheet with name, title, department address, box number, e-mail address and telephone number.
  • Research Plan a brief (2-3 page) research plan proposal describing the project and expected outcomes of the research.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Nomination Letter from your dissertation advisor or chair of the department

Application Deadline:

Deadlines: October 16, 2015

Applications must be submitted to Global Relations Officer, Shaira Kochubaeva

Selection Criteria:

The OGE will share Brown nominations with Kobe University, where applicants will be selected. The OGE will inform all applicants of the application outcome.

Kobe University faculty (academic supervisor to-be) and receiving organizations will select graduate students based on the applicant's research plan, CV, nomination letter; and an interview process (via video conference system) by Kobe faculty and receiving organizations.

* Successful candidates are to be nominated officially by their home university to Kobe University.

Evaluation Process:

  • The performance of all Global Research Internship Interns will be evaluated by Kobe University’s academic supervisor at the end of the internship term, based on the intern’s research activities (both on and off campus, if applicable).
  • For internships taking place at partner organizations, the Kobe supervisor will be responsible for overseeing the intern. He/she will visit the internship site; and attend the final presentation session at the end of the internship, etc.

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