NM Promotes Graduate Student Research in Japan

New Mexico – New Mexico graduate students are being offered a chance to do research in Japan for a year through a program backed by the state Economic Development Department.

The department will choose 15 master's, doctoral and postdoctoral students to do research in Japan next year in the fields of renewable energy, environmental energy, environmentally related nanotechnology and nanophotonics.

The program is aimed at promoting research cooperation between Japan and the United States.

Applications are due Oct. 23 to Danielle Duran, Office of International Trade, Economic Development Department, 1100 St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, N.M. 87505.

The state, along with Japan and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, signed an agreement to promote cooperative research and development.

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