Nagoya University introduced the “THERS Interdisciplinary Frontier Next Generation Researcher” in October 2021.
The THERS Interdisciplinary Frontier Next Generation Researcher Project (hereinafter referred to as “this project”) aims to resolve various issues facing the world and Japan, and to develop doctoral human resources who will lead a future knowledge-based society. Doctoral students are already at the forefront of research and supporting the foundation of university research. This project will provide financial support to such excellent students, and provide courses for them to acquire the skills required by companies, etc., thereby creating an environment in which they can devote themselves to their research without having to worry about employment.
In addition, by providing opportunities for interaction with doctoral students with different specialties, mentors with different values, and graduates of the program for leading graduate schools who serve as role models, the program encourages the development of new research based on original ideas and the creation of fusion research.
This program will be implemented by the MEXT’s Challenging Research Program for Next Generation Researchers, and the Tokai National Higher Education and Research System (THERS).
|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-registration： Tuesday, September 7 to
|Monday, September 13 at 13:00 (JST) Friday, September 17 at 13:00 (JST) ※Extend the period.
Upload 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
||Doctoral courses : Applicants must be enrolled in the second year of a doctoral course as of October 2021
Medicine doctoral courses: Applicants must be enrolled in the third year of a doctoral course as of October 2021
||Doctoral courses : Applicants must be enrolled in the third year of a doctoral course as of October 2021
Medicine doctoral courses : Applicants must be enrolled in the forth year of a doctoral course as of October 2021
(Number of people in each of recruitments 1, 2, and 3)
|(1)Bioscience field：32 recipients
(2)Interdisciplinary & Ground-breaking Sciences field：25 recipients
(3)Decarbonization & Environment field：25 recipients
(4)Glocal Research field ：16 recipients
※The numbers to be recruited in the various fields are estimates, and may be adjusted among fields depending on the state of applications.
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”
* Select your first to third choice of application fields. (However, second and third choices are optional.)
* 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 or third choice field, depending on the state of applications.
①Recruitment of AY2021: D1
||Thursday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (JST)
②Recruitment of AY2021: D2, ③Recruitment of AY2021: D3
||Tuesday, November 2, 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.
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.
Inquiries about the Researcher
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.