KOKUNAI Research Fund(Domestic Research Fund)

Aim and Qualification

This research fund is designed to accelerate and support the domestic research activities of Doctoral students


Applicants must fulfill all of the following requirements:

A) Must be an officially enrolled student of the graduate school in either the Ritsumeikan University Graduate School Doctoral Degree Program or in Year 3 or above in the Integrated Doctoral Program

* Graduate School Doctoral Degree Program includes 4 year Doctoral Degree Program.

B) Must undertake research for 5 consecutive days (excluding travel days) or more in Academic Year 2020(April 1, 2020– March 31, 2021) at a university (other than Ritsumeikan University) or research institutions while officially enrolled at Ritsumeikan University.

C) Must not be a research fellowship recipient of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in Academic Year 2020.

D) Must not be receiving scholarship grants and/or financial sponsorship that prohibit the receipt of additional financial aid.

E) Those who were selected as recipients of this fund less than twice while being enrolled.

*This Research Grant is distributed once a year, and three times during enrollment per selected applicant.

*Please be sure to check the details in the Application Guidelines.

Application Procedures

Application will be accepted by the submission of designated application form and required documents together within the application period.
*Please read the Application Guidelines carefully when preparing Application Form.

Application Period:
 ・Spring Semester: Monday, May 18, 2020 to Friday, May 22, 2020 (by 17:00 *JST)
 ・Fall Semester: Monday, October 26, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020 (by 17:00 *JST)

How to submit:
Prepare all the “Submission Documents” as PDF data. Then log in manaba+R and submit the PDF data of submission documents from “Graduate Student Career Path Support Center(大学院キャリアパスサポートセンター)” .
[How to submit Application Documents/Documents necessary for procedures(PDF)]

※ If you wish to send the documents by post due to unavoidable reasons, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies (KIC) by e-mail in advance. Please make sure that the documents do not lack any information or signature, and send them by simplified registered mail. The documents must arrive by the deadline. Please send the document by post to the address below (by using a registered mail to keep the record of delivery).

Applicants must make the application form by Ri-SEARCH.

You can check the way to make the forms through the below manuals.