Nagoya University introduced the “Nagoya University Interdisciplinary Frontier Fellowship” in April 2021.
The Nagoya University Interdisciplinary Frontier Fellowship is a program that supports students advancing to doctoral courses at Nagoya University. The fellowship provides financial support for their research and daily living expenses for the three years of the doctoral program. The intent of the program is that recipients will acquire deep academic knowledge and outstanding skills and put the abilities that they have cultivated through that experience to good use in many different parts of society after completion of their course.
It is hoped that the doctoral candidates who benefit from this program will undertake the advancement of scholarly work in Japan and the creation of next-generation science, technology, and innovation, and help to build a vibrant society.
||Research support grant: 160,000 yen/month, and Research Expenses: 250,000yen/year
||3 Years (may be shorter depending on factors such as year level of admission)
||The pre-application registration： Friday, March 26 to
|Monday, April 12, 2021 at 12:00 PM (JST) Friday, April 16,2021 at 14:00
Submission of the application documents： Monday, April 5 to
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM (JST) Monday, April 19 at 14:00
||Recruitment of AY2021
||Students who are currently enrolled in the first year of a doctoral course (2nd year for Graduate School of Medicine doctoral courses) as of April 1, 2021, or planning to enroll in the first year of a doctoral course (2nd year for Graduate School of Medicine doctoral courses) on October 1, 2021
|Recruitment of AY2022
||Students who are planning to enroll in the first year of a doctoral course (2nd year for Graduate School of Medicine doctoral courses) on April 1, 2022
Application Overview (PDF format)
Application form (Word format)
Q & A（PDF format）
Application Process* Refer to the Application Guidelines and Application Manual for details.
(1) Pre-application registration
Friday, March 26 –
Monday, April 12, 2021 at 12:00 PM (JST) Friday, April 16, 2021 at 14:00
Pre-application registration is required for the issuing of an application number. Please fill out the pre-application registration form and register by the due date.
* Each applicant may apply for one field only. The field to which you may apply will vary depending on your graduate school or major. Refer to Appendix 2 of the Application Guidelines.
* Please take note that do not change the application of your field after pre-application registration.
Click here for Pre-application registration Form ＜＝please be sure to complete the pre-application registration
〇About the application number
①Nagoya University Applicants: Your application number will be posted on NUCT 1–2 days after pre-application registration (excluding Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays).
②Other Applicants: Your application number will be sent to your registered email address 1–2 days after pre-application registration (excluding Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays).
(2) Submission of Application Documents
Monday, April 5 –
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM (JST) Monday, April 19, 2021 at 14:00
①Nagoya University Applicants: Submit application documents through NUCT (Nagoya University Collaboration and Course Tools).
②Other Applicants: Submit application documents via e-mail.
Applicants who pass the 1st screening (documentation screening) will proceed to a 2nd screening (interview).
||May 20 (Thursday) and May 21 (Friday), 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (JST)
||May 25 (Tuesday) and May 26 (Wednesday), 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (JST)
Eligible applicants will be notified around mid-May. Please keep your schedule free.
Please note that we cannot accept any requests regarding preferences for scheduling of interview date and time.
〇Interview-screening Procedure（PDF File)
Deadline for submission of your explanatory hand-outs (tentative)：
Application for AY2021 May 18(Tue) 15:00pm
Application for AY2022 May 21(Fri) 15:00pm
For details, please refer to the “Interview-screening Procedure”.
Online Information Session (for graduate students, faculty and staff)
１．AY2021 Recruitment (Zoom Webinar/ in Japanese) 【Watch the video】
March 29, 2021 (Monday), 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
２．AY2022 Recruitment (Zoom Webinar/ in Japanese) 【Watch the video】
March 29, 2021 (Monday), 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
*The video of the Online Information Session is only Japanese.
You read Application Guidelines and manual about fellowship carefully, and if you have any question, please contact the Doctoral Education Consortium from inquiry form.
Application /Authorized Condition (As of May 31, 2021)
||Recruitment of AY2021
||Recruitment of AY2022
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※The fixed number show the final number to plannng authorized. About the field less than the fixed number will recuruite the applicants in future.
※As for April,2021, 63students both DC1(Doctoral Course)and DC2(Doctoral Course in Medicine) among the authorized sutdents start as a fellow from April 2021.
Inquiries about the fellowship
If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact the Doctoral Education Consortium using the form below.
The latest information will be posted on this website as it becomes available.