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Research Grant for Doctoral Students

Research Grant to promote the Social Innovation Project

In the Graduate Program for Social ICT Global Creative Leaders (GCL), GCL course student launch the social innovation project to extend it to become his doctoral thesis. All doctoral dissertation research grants, e.g. competitive external funds, university’s internal competitive funding programs, etc. will be acquired with the aid of the student’s supervisor and/or Project Incubation Machinery (PIM) to cover costs of launching the Social Innovation Project.

Following is a list of research grants for the GCL students to make application, as a reference. The descriptions are not intended to be complete or to cover all cases. We will continue to enrich the content in due course to provide more updated information.

 

◎Fellowships at Microsoft Research Asia

The Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship Program aims to empower and encourage PhD students in the Asia-Pacific region to realize their potential in computer science-related research.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/academic-program/fellowships-microsoft-research-asia/


◎ The Telecommunications Advancement Foundation

〇Academic Exchange Program-Travel Financial Aid (Fy2019)
The travel grant provides partial financial support to researchers who have an accepted paper to be presented in an international conference/symposium/… in Information & Communication Technology (ICT)-related topics.

Application Period:

Applications are accepted year-round.
Review will be conducted every two months.

The deadlines of receiving applications are 1st day of April, June, August, October, December, and next year’s February.

At each application deadline, please apply only for the conferences that are going to be held from the following month until 6 months later.
For details on the application, please see here at https://www.taf.or.jp/grant-b/02/.

 

 


<The following application guides are provided as a reference only.>

◎ The Telecommunications Advancement Foundation

〇Academic Exchange Program-Travel Financial Aid (Fy30) <closed>
The travel grant provides partial financial support to researchers who have an accepted paper to be presented in an international conference/symposium/… in Information & Communication Technology (ICT)-related topics.

Application Period:

Applications are accepted year-round.
Review will be conducted every two months.

The deadlines of receiving applications are 1st day of April, June, August, October, December, and next year’s February. (Applications should be received by postal mail until the deadline).

At each application deadline, please apply only for the conferences that are going to be held from the following month until 6 months later.
For details on the application, please see here at http://www.taf.or.jp/josei/b04.html.

 

◎ KDDI Foundation

Research Grant Program・Grants to Support International Conference
Application Period: Monday, July 2 – Friday, July 6, 2018 (Must Arrive By Date) <closed>

Grants for Social Contribution and Cultural Activities
Application Period: Monday, July 9 – Thursday, July 12, 2018 (Must Arrive By Date) <closed>

For further information, please visit http://www.kddi-foundation.or.jp/support/research/.

 

◎ KDDI Foundation

Research Grant Program・Grants to Support International Conference
Application Period: Monday, July 3 – Thursday, July 6, 2017 <closed>
(Applications should be received by postal mail or courier service until the deadline)
Please don’t bring your application into KDDI Foundation.

Grants for Social Contribution and Cultural Activities
Application Period: Monday, July 10 – Thursday, July 13, 2017 <closed>
(Applications should be received by postal mail or courier service until the deadline)
Please don’t bring your application into KDDI Foundation.

The KDDI Foundation contributes to harmonious development of the world by awarding grants in a wide range of areas, e.g. Law, Politics, Economics, Social Systems, Culture, etc. related to telecommunications. In particular, creative research in new fields, research conducted by young researchers, international joint research, and interdisciplinary research are given higher priority. The grant per each research proposal is for 1~3 years and maximum ¥3 million.
For further information, please check the Japanese website at http://www.kddi-foundation.or.jp/support/research/ .

 

◎ The Telecommunications Advancement Foundation

Application Period: Wednesday, November 1 through Thursday, November 30, 2017 <closed>

The Telecommunications Advancement Foundation solicits grant applications from start-up researchers (young researchers or individuals who have changed their career to become researcher) as well as researcher who have returned from life events (e.g. childbirth, childcare and nursing care). The amount of grant per each research proposal is ¥0.3 million ~ ¥1.5 million (Average: ¥0.9 million). Maximum amount of grant is not related to the results of acquisition of other grants. We expect to continuously take up the challenge of developing new things. This grant program is available to doctoral students, individual researchers, as well as cooperative research groups or legal entities.
For further information, please check the Japanese website, as follows.
(1) Research Survey on Information and Communication from various perspectives such as Legal, Economic, Social, and Cultural.
http://www.taf.or.jp/josei/a01.html
(2) Research Survey on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
http://www.taf.or.jp/josei/a02.html

〇Academic Exchange Program-Travel Financial Aid (Fy29) <closed>
The travel grant provides partial financial support to researchers who have an accepted paper to be presented in an international conference/symposium/… in Information & Communication Technology (ICT)-related topics.

Application Period:
Applications are accepted year-round.
Review will be conducted every two months.

The deadlines of receiving applications are 1st day of April, June, August, October, December, and next year’s February. (Applications should be received by postal mail until the deadline). At each application deadline, please apply only for the conferences that are going to be held from the following month until 6 months later.

For details on the application, please see here at http://www.taf.or.jp/josei/b04.html.

 

◎ START – Project on selection and training for technical seeds <The robot technologies field> 2015
Application Period:Tuesday, June 9 (18:00) through Friday, July 31 (12:00) <closed>

Field of Research:Informatics, Social/Safety System Science, Human and Biomedical Engineering, Design, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Integrated Engineering

Now accepting applications for the START (A project on selection and training for technical needs <The robot technologies field> 2015)
For details on the application, please see the e-rad: START page here at
https://www.e-rad.go.jp/e-rad_portal/jigyolist/details/details/details/K015707/ .

 

◎ National Bioscience Database Center(NBDC):Database Integration Coordination Program (Data Integration and Analysis Trial)
Application Period: Wednesday, December 24 (JST 14:00) through Thursday, March 12, 2015 (JST 14:00 ) <closed>

http://biosciencedbc.jp/funding/fund/fund-fy2015#integ_trial_h27

“Database Integration Coordination Program” awards grants for research and development in order to use the existing database (or, to be integrated) in new projects or new fields, or to develop some tools to access and use the database, from the database user’s perspective.
Researcher will be able to access a variety of existing life science DBs as well as DBs created as part of the funding programs from NBDC portal website. NBDC believe that this, in turn, will enhance data sharing within the Japanese life science research community on a more extensive scale.
The grant per each research proposal is for maximum 10 months and is up to ¥1 million. Although this year’s recruitment is closed, but there is a high likelihood that application accepted for the next round of invitation. This will be announced in due course.
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Note:
1) JST : Japan Standard Time (UTC+9 hours)
2) Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) has established National Bioscience Database Center (NBDC) to promote the integration of databases in life science field on April 1, 2011. NBDC has four main activities: developing strategy for life science database integration, building and operating a portal site, R&D of fundamental technology to integrate databases, and promotion of integration of bioscience databases. NBDC will maximize the value of databases by the integration of bioscience databases through these activities. NBDC’s goal is to become a database center that can contribute to research and development in the bioscience field not only in Japan but also in the world.

 

◎ Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.
Leave a Nest research grant is a private research funding in order to revitalize the collaboration between industry and academia. The grant will accept entries for various themes four times a year, which aims to foster young researchers such as master course students, doctoral course students and post-doctoral researchers.
The Leave a Nest -Yasukawa Corporation Automation Technologies research grant is now accepting applications by Thursday, April 30, 2015 (JST 24:00). Current research theme is: transition from manual to automatic, e.g. technologies related to vision, force sensor, Hand, etc. as well as control algorithms.

Researchers in the field of Automation and other related disciplines are mainly invited. (Regardless of whether they have a doctoral degree or not)
Field of Research: The transition from manual to automatic
The grant per each research proposal is ¥0.5 million.
Application due: Thursday, April 30, 2015 (JST 24:00) <closed>
For further information, please check the Japanese website at http://rceer.com/grant/blog/2015/03/01/10317/ .

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Note:
1) JST : Japan Standard Time (UTC+9 hours)