Okinawa Science Mentoring Program (OSMP)



The Okinawa Science Mentoring Program offers enthusiastic high school students the opportunity to be paired up with a graduate student, technician, or postdoctoral scholar for 5 mentoring sessions and to...
…experience life of scientists at OIST
…interact with individual scientists
…identify your personal areas of interest
…explore future career perspectives

The final schedule for OSMP2021 has been set!


Thank you for waiting for the OSMP2021 to be held!

OSMP2021 will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 21, 27, 28 from 13:00-17:00.
Some of the details of OSMP have been changed due to the postponement. Please confirm these changes.
1) The schedule is Nov. 21, 27, 28, 13:00-17:00 each day. You will be required to conduct experiments and summarize the results during these three days.
2) There will be no presentations on the last day. Instead, you will be requested to submit a two-page A4 activity report (either in Japanese or English) by 12/3. *1
3) Due to the changes in the schedule, unfortunately, some of the mentors will not be able to participate. Thus, there is a possibility that other mentors in similar fields to your interest will be assigned to you.
4) If the number of applicants exceeds the number of acceptable applicants, we will perform a selection based on the documents submitted in advance.

*1 This is a measure to reduce the burden on the Mentors and Mentees and to ensure there is sufficient time for the experiment schedules. Mentors and the OSMP team will support you with your reports, so there is no need to worry.

Registration for high school students is Closed - Thank you for your submission!

Registration for mentors is closed - thank you for your registration! 

Mentoring sessions schedule will be as follows. If you have any questions please contact

  • 11/21, 11/27, 11/28 (13:00-17:00): Experiments


We are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will delay OSMP to later in the year or have a virtual workshop if necessary.  Please keep an eye on this website for updates.

OSMP 2021 team member
- Tatsuki Hamamoto(Leader)
- Minato Miyake
- Kensei Kikuchi
- Yi-Shan Cheng
- Soma Mishra
- Shuhei Hara

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    We made the OSMP official account on LINE app. If you add this account to your friend list, you can receive the same information as emails from OSMP. The QR code is attached below.