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Support for Pioneering Research Initiated by the Next Generation (SPRING)

Support for Pioneering Research Initiated by the Next Generation (SPRING)

The University of Tsukuba has been selected by JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) as one of the universities / colleges that leads promising students through their program "Support for Pioneering Research Initiated by the Next Generation (SPRING)."

Therefore, the University has decided to provide financial support (living & research allowance) to our promising doctoral students in the form of grants.



■Purpose of the Project

  • Supporting PhD students to devote themselves to unrestricted, challenging and interdisciplinary research projects
  • Supporting the students to devote themselves to their own research by covering their living expenses.
  • Assisting promising students to become doctorate degree holders who are ready for a variety of diverse and important careers


■The University's Commitment to the Project "SPRING"

  • The Project Run by the University of Tsukuba;
  • <Project Title>
    「学問分野の壁を超えて多様な人材と共創できるトランスボーダー型価値創造人材育成プロジェクト」
    ~予測不能な社会変容にも対応して世界を変える力を備えた、多様なキャリアパスで活躍できる博士人材育成~
    Transborder Human Capital Development Project: Fostering Agile Doctoral Students in a VUCA World

    <Project Officer>
    KATO Mitsuyasu - Vice President and Executive Director for Education


■Call for Application

For further details, please check the attached application guideline.

Those who wish to receive the fellowship should firstly confirm their eligibilities and the requirements. If you are ready to apply, please submit the form "Student Research Fellowship Support Plan" and other required documents to your respective Academic Service Office following their instruction.

○ Support for Pioneering Research Initiated by the Next Generation (SPRING)
Doctoral Student Support Project -Application Guideline [AY2021]【PDF

○ Student Research Fellowship Support Plan【Word