KOKUSAITEKI Research Grant(International Research Grant)

【Important Notice】
This system will be expired at the end of March, 2023.
The new system, Research Grant for Doctoral Students will be established. All activities supported under the current system will be subject to the new system. An outline of the new system will be announced in late February 2023. For details, please check here.

Aim and Qualification

This is the research grant to accelerate and support the international research activities of the young researchers of the doctoral program at Ritsumeikan University.

Eligibility period of travel

Spring Semester:April 1,2022March 31,2023

Fall Semester:September 26, 2022~March 31, 2023


The doctoral or the integrated doctoral students who are planning to do research activities abroad over 15 days within the appropriate year.

*This Research Grant is distributed once a year, and three times during enrollment per selected applicant.
(Those who were selected as recipients of this fund less than twice while being enrolled.)

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

Number of Recipients

Less than 50 (in AY2022)

Application Procedures

Application will be accepted by the submission of designated application form and required documents together within the application period.

Application Period

・Spring semester: Monday, May 16, 2022 to Friday, May 20, 2022 (by 17:00 *JST)

・Fall semester : Monday, October 24, 2022 to Friday, October 28, 2022 (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推進室)” .
[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).

To apply for this scholarship,registration on Ri-SEARCH is necessary. 
Applicants must make the application form Ri-SEARCH External Link.

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

  • Ri-SEARCH manual (to create an application from for scholarship/grant programs)
  • Ri-SEARCH manual (to make a Research Achievement Report)
  • Example of forms created in Ri-SEARCH
  • Procedures for the Recipients

    Important points and briefing as a video will be distributed for the recipients. All recipients must check this video site.

    Research Report

    The recipients of this fund should report their research result. Please submit the Research Report (form 4) and Poster by data and original documents by March 17,2023. We will also have the oral or poster presentation session for the research achievement. We ask all recipients to participate in this poster session actively.

    <AY2021 Research Reports>
    - The Pitfall of Counterterrorism: Interagency Turf War in Indonesia
    Does Relative Accessibility to Service Facilities Impact Residents' Satisaction?
      Socio-Spatial Analysis to Determine Deprivation and Location Attachment

    Screening filter materials for use as substrate in constructed wetlands for 
      enhancing the removal of phosphorus from swine wastewater

    Click here for reports in Japanese.

    Download Forms


    Office of Graduate Studies:

    Kinugasa CampusShitoku-kan 4F075-465-8195