31 December 2019



(Fully Funded)


OIST Science Challenge 2020

OIST Science Challenge workshop will be providing participants with a unique opportunity to extend their scientific education and experience research. They also offer valuable information to help them prepare for a doctoral program. Through various interactions with OIST faculty, postdocs, and PhD students, the participants will learn about research conducted at OIST, and skills needed to survive and enjoy a PhD life.  At the end of the workshop, participants will be asked to present a submitted slide presentation on the theme “Transcending Borders”  in light of their experience throughout the week. The presentation will be shared with the OIST community.

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This year’s theme is “Transcending Borders”. The year 2020 marks a big year for Japan, as Tokyo hosts the Olympic games. People around the world come together to celebrate athletic competitions, overcoming various obstacles and differences such as nationality, race, gender, religion, etc.

Echoing to this core value of the Olympics, we would like to hear how you challenge yourself to go beyond barriers that exist in the world of science. What are your struggles as a young scientist (ex: language, discipline, independency, etc.)? What are the borders you’d like to tear down, so you can accomplish your goal in research? This workshop will be a chance to reflect on why you are drawn to science, and how you plan to capitalize on that motivation to make your future endeavors a success.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

March 21st (Sat) – 28th (Sat), 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Bachelor or master students in STEM majors.
  • Able to take part in the OIST Science Challenge 2020 in full.
  • Application materials will be carefully reviewed based on the following criteria: Passion and curiosity for Science, Creativity, Clarity.
  • From submitted applications, 20 to 30 candidates will be selected and invited to the workshop. During the final slide presentation of those candidates, the following criteria will also be considered: Engagement with the audience, Respect of time constraints.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

Scolarship Discover:

  • Airfare.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Accommodation.
  • Meals.

How to Apply

First step : Create an account to start a new application.

Second step: Fill in the online application form, then ”Submit”.

Third Step: Send the required Documents:

  • Slide presentation on the theme”Transcending Borders”  – (no more than 6 slides).
  • Write a statement of the reasons why you wish to apply for the workshop, under 200 words in English, on the last page of the slide presentation (see sample).
  • Your presentation can contain up to 7 slides in total, including the 200 word statement, and saved under 30MB.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Sosana Rashed/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Razan Sameh/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team