Nagoya University introduced the “Nagoya University Interdisciplinary Frontier Fellowship” in April 2021.
Nagoya University (hereinafter referred to as “the University”) aims to foster doctoral human resources who can advance the interdisciplinary frontier, create future knowledge, implement it in society, and play an active role globally.
The Nagoya University Interdisciplinary Frontier Fellowship (hereinafter referred to as “the Fellowship”) is an academic system designed to support both the research and the livelihood of students who enroll in the doctoral program of the University in the hope that they will acquire considerable knowledge and outstanding abilities during the three years of the doctorate program and will demonstrate their wide-ranging faculties cultivated through their experience in various fields in society after obtaining their doctoral degree.
Through this system, the University expects that successful doctoral graduates will contribute to the continued deepening of science and technology in Japan, the creation of next-generation science, technology, and innovation, and the construction of a vibrant society.
The University Fellowship Establishment Project for the Creation of Science and Technology Innovation of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (https://www.jst.go.jp/shincho/program/fellowship.html )and Nagoya University jointly implement this system.
|Content of support
||Research Immersion Support: 180,000 yen/month, Research Expenses: 250,000yen/year
|3 Years (may be shorter depending on factors such as year level of admission)
||Pre-application registration： Tuesday, September 7 to
|Thursday, September 9 at 13:00 (JST) Friday, September 10 at 13:00 (JST) ※Extend the period.
Submission of the application documents： Wednesday, September 8 to Tuesday, September 14 at 13:00 (JST)
| 2022 recruitment
||Pre-application registration： Friday, September 3 to Monday, September 13 at 13:00 (JST)
Submission of the application documents： Wednesday, September 15 to Tuesday, September 21 at 13:00 (JST)
||Doctoral courses : Applicants must be in the first year of a doctoral course as of October 2021
Medicine doctoral courses : Applicants must be in the second year of a doctoral course as of October 2021
➢ Age : Less than 30 years as of April 1, 2021
（less than 33 years of age for applicants who were required to undertake clinical training in Graduate School of Medicine doctoral courses)
||Doctoral courses : Applicants who plan to enroll in/advance in April or October 2022
Medicine doctoral courses : Applicants who plan to enroll in the second year of a doctoral course on April or October 2022
➢ Age: Less than 30 years as April 1, 2022
（less than 33 years of age for applicants who were required to undertake clinical training in Graduate School of Medicine doctoral courses）
|Number of scholarship recipients
||“Creating the Future of Asia” Field：5 recipients
“Quantum Science” Field：3 recipients
*You may select up to the field of your second choice.
|“Creating the Future of Asia” Field：17 recipients
“Information/AI” Field：6 recipients
“Quantum Science” Field：4 recipients
“Materials” Field：1 recipient
Application Overview (PDF format)
Application form (Word format)
Application Process* Refer to the Application Guidelines and Application Manual for details.
(1) Pre-application registration
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.
* You can only pre-register once, whether for the “Nagoya University Interdisciplinary Frontier Fellowship” or the “THERS Interdisciplinary Frontier Next Generation Researcher”.
* 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 note that the field of application cannot be changed 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
You will be notified of your application number in an automatic reply email after completing the pre-application registration.
Your application number is also required for the Academic Advisor Recommendation (Form 3), so please share it with your academic advisor.
If you cannot see the automated reply, it may be in your email junk folder, or you may not have registered successfully. If you have not received the email response, be sure to confirm using the Inquiry Form.
(2) Submission of Application Documents
①Nagoya University Applicants: Submit application documents through NUCT (Nagoya University Collaboration and Course Tools).
②Other Applicants: Submit application documents via e-mail.
(3) Submission of Video
①Nagoya University Applicants: Confirm the submission URL on the NUCT dashboard
②Other Applicants: After pre-application registration, confirm the submission URL by e-mail from the secretariat.
(4) Submission of Academic Advisor Recommendation
Click here for submission ＜＝Submit directly from the advisor who wrote the recommendation letter.
We will conduct a 1st screening (document screening) and a 2nd screening (interview screening). However, some applicants who pass the 1st screening may, depending on their 1st screening results, be exempted from the 2nd screening and be accepted based only on the 1st screening. The 2nd screening (interview screening) is conducted for those who pass the 1st screening (document screening), except for those who are exempted from the 2nd screening.
The screening will basically be conducted based on your first choice field, although this may be changed to your second choice field, depending on the state of applications.
||Friday, October 1, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (JST)
||Field of first choice
||Thursday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (JST)
|Field of second choice
||Tuesday, October 26, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (JST)
Applicants will be notified about 2-3 days prior to the interview date via the Nagoya University Portal (NUPortal: https://portal.nagoya-u.ac.jp/) .
External applicants will be notified about 2-3 days prior to the interview date by email.
Please note that we cannot accept any requests regarding preferences for scheduling of interview date and time.
〇Interview-screening Procedure (PDF File)
Online Information Session (for graduate students, faculty and staff)
(Zoom Webinar/ in Japanese) 【Watch the video】
*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
|Creating the Future of Asia
|Information and AI
※The fixed number show the final number to planning authorized.
※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.