Collaborating member institutes at Kyoto University have designed a new graduate program aimed at developing active young wildlife scientists, researchers and conservationists wishing to integrate the scientific study of the natural world with global-minded environmental outreach activities. The Primatology and Wildlife Science (PWS) program is headed by Kyoto University's Wildlife Research Center and supported by its Primate Research Institute and Division of Biological Sciences. The program confers PhD (Doctor of Science) degrees through the university's Graduate School of Science. Students enrolled in this program will receive training in modern research methods, inclusive of field-based observation and data collection and essential laboratory skills such as DNA sequencing. Students will also complete a dissertation project of their own design on a topic mutually agreed upon by their academic advisor, who must be faculty of one of the member institutes or departments involved in the program. All students entering the program will receive generous financial aid for their research activities.
The Primatology and Wildlife Science program is fully integrated with CICASP for international students, so current information regarding application procedures can be found here.
Further information regarding the program will be provided as it becomes available, so please check the PWS site often. In the meantime, don't hesitate to contact CICASP (cicasp [at] pri [dot] kyoto-u [dot] ac [dot] jp) directly with any inquiries you may have about the program. Applications will be accepted in February each year for enrollment in April of the same year.