This year again there will be opportunities for the summer internship program at Academia Sinica, Taiwan.  Biodiversity Research Center, Dr. Allen Chen’s lab will have 1 position for the same. Interested students can apply through the online application procedure. The webpage link is;

The application deadline for the TIGP-IIP is due on Feb 29, 2012

You may contact for further information any one below

Dr. Allen Chen –
Shashank Keshavmurthy –


In brief

International applicants with diverse science background are encouraged to obtain hands-on research experience under the supervision of TIGP?s well-established researchers. Hopefully, the experience would motivate interested students to consider careers in science-related disciplines and choose TIGP for their Ph.D. studies.

Outline of the International Internship Program

Program Duration: This program typically takes place during July and August. However the dates can be changed by the host PI upon request.
The TIGP-IIP invites application from overseas candidates of the following status:

Undergraduate students who will have been conferred a B.S. degree by August 2013.
Students perusing a Master?s degree.
Individuals holding a B.S. or Master?s degree (student?s pursuing a PhD degree are not eligible for this category)

Program Highlights :
Orientation?Introduction to Academia Sinica and Taiwan International Graduate Program
Visits to TIGP?s partner institutions and sightseeing/fieldtrips
Basic or fundamental Chinese language classes: free, classes can be waived if the intern has basic knowledge of Mandarin/Chinese or upon request by the mentor.
Internship Report/Poster Presentation
Certificate awarding ceremony

Whether our efforts are, or not, favored by life, let us be able to say, when we come near the great goal,I have done what I could – Louis Pasteur

Role of Infinitely Small in Nature is Infinitely Large – Louis Pasteur
Keshavmurthy Shashank
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Chen’s lab
Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica (BRCAS), 128 Academia Road Sec. 2, Nankang, Taipei 115 Taiwan
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