xcHÃO[v Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) Kyoto University Department of
Life Science Frontiers
Hotta Lab

We need you!

Our lab aim to develop new research tools and useful technologies for understanding the cellular reprogramming process, and for applying iPS cells towards future gene therapy. Brand new research building, friendly staffs, collaborative environment, and state-of-the-art equipments are waiting for you!

Graduate Student (Ph.D. course)

To join the Hotta lab, candidate must pass the Entrance Examination of the Graduate School of Medicine at the Kyoto University.

Information about the Admission Process

Master Course Ph.D. Course
Application Form update Late May Late July
Eligibility screening Mid of June Late August
Deadline of submission Early July Mid of September
Entrance examination Late August Early November
Decisions Early September Late November

Detailed information is available here.

Scholarship information

  • Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship.
    (Additional information at the Kyoto University Website)

    • Term: 4 years (Ph.D. course)
    • ¥145,000 per month.
    • Round-trip Air Ticket.
    • Exempted from matriculation, tuition and entrance examination fees
    • Application must be submitted to the Japanese embassy of your own country (due date varies among countries).

    Please contact me to discuss your potential PhD project before submitting your application.

    CiRA Research Internship Program

    If you are interested in joining to Hotta lab, we encourage you to participate CiRA Research Internship program. Please contact me to consult your potential project and duration of stay.

    General information [CiRA link]

    • Period: 1`8 weeks (in June ~ October)
    • Available position: One student
    • Deadline: March 10, 2017

    Post-doctoral Fellow

    We are able to accept a Postdoctoral Fellow who successfully obtains an external fellowhip program. Please contact me for further inquiry.

    Fellowship Programs (for Postdocs)

    Potential opprotunities for postdoctoral fellowship may be found at the JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) website.

    1. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

      • Term: 12 ~ 24 months.
      • ¥362,000 per month.
      • Round-trip Air Ticket.
      • Moving allowance: ¥200,000.
      • Overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage, etc.
      • Research Grant: Up to ¥1,500,000 per year (Total ¥3,000,000).
      • Number of the fellowship: approximately 140 fellowships.
    2. Invitation Fellowship Program (for PIs)

      (a) Short-term Fellowship

      • Term: 14 ~ 60 days
      • Senior scientist, Assistant Professor or higher
      • ¥18,000 per day
      • Deadline: May (To start between October 1, 2014 ~ March 31, 2015)

      (b) Long-term Fellowship

      • Term: 2 ~ 10 months
      • Assistant Professor or higher
      • ¥369,000 per month
      • Deadline: September (To start between April 1, 2015 ~ March 31, 2016)

    Please contact me to discuss your potential research proposal.


    Currently, no Technician position available. Sorry!