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The Center for Graduate School Innovation is a university-wide organization
that plans, prepares, and coordinates common education, career support,
and study/research environment improvements for graduate school students.

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Support for Pioneering Research Initiated by the Next Generation

"Tohoku University Advanced Graduate School

Pioneering Research Support Project for PhD Students"

In September 2021, Tohoku University applied for the JST's "Support for Pioneering Research Initiated by the Next Generation" and the "Tohoku university Advanced Graduate School Pioneering Research Support Project for PhD Students " was selected. In response to this, Tohoku University will provide support for doctoral students.

The project is aimed at excellent PhD students with a strong desire to pursue studies/research in interdisciplinary, international, or academic/industry collaborative areas. It provides financial aid sufficient for living expenses, diverse training programs to increase their research abilities, and research grants. It also seeks to improve their research environment by offering an international showcase for their activities. Furthermore, it will accelerate career building with an eye toward expanding their range of activity after graduation. It will promote quantitative expansion and radical restructuring of PhD curricula, leading to enhanced research capacity for the university overall.

Tohoku University provides excellent doctoral students with a monthly stipend (JPY 180,000 (standard amount), JPY 160,000 or 200,000 depending on performance and other factors, to be determined annually) and a research grant (JPY 340,000 per year, with additional competitive research grants are possible) to enable them to concentrate on academic research. This provides an environment in which students can devote themselves to academic research and contributes to the improvement of their research capabilities.

In FY2022, we are selecting and supporting students through both the MEXT's University Fellowship Founding Project for Innovation Creation in Science and Technology (Tohoku University Advanced Graduate School Doctoral Fellowship) and the JST's Support for Pioneering Research Initiated by the Next Generation (Tohoku University Advanced Graduate School Pioneering Research Support Project for PhD Students)".

〇Please refer to the application guidelines for information on eligibility and application procedures.

FY2022 Application Guidelines

※Please apply through the respective program office if you are a member of a degree program.
※Those who are not affiliated with a degree program should apply through their respective graduate school.

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