Research Grant for Doctoral Students


The purpose of this grant is to reduce the financial burden for the realization of outstanding research plans by outstanding students in the doctoral programs (Doctoral Program, Year 3 or above of an Integrated Doctoral Program, 4-Year Doctoral Program), and to promote research activities that contribute to the completion of their doctoral dissertations as early as possible, thereby supporting the completion of their doctoral programs within the standard period of study.

Eligible for the grant

Research activities related to doctoral dissertations that are conducted during the grant period and that are expected to promote further research activities and disseminate research results supported by this grant. (Assuming research activities, fieldwork surveys and interviews conducted at research institutes in and out of Japan, materials collection at libraries, participation and presentation at international conferences, etc.)

[The following activities are NOT covered:]
・Activities dealing with research topics unrelated to doctoral dissertations
・Activities for the sole purpose of self-improvement and self-development
(such as tuition for language training and certification courses etc.)
・Paid research activities (including paid internships and part-time job)
・Activities for which the applicant receives scholarships and research grants from other
organizations and for which the applicant does not have to bear any cost

Eligibility to apply

Those who are officially enrolled in either a Doctoral Program, Year 3 or above of an Integrated Doctoral Program, or 4-Yar Doctoral program.

Can be selected as recipients of this grant three times or more while being enrolled
(four times or more for students enrolled in the Graduate School of Pharmacy.

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

FY 2024 Application Period

・Spring Semester:9:00, Monday, May 13, 2024 to 17: 00, Friday, May 17, 2024 (JST)
・Fall Semester:9:00, Monday, October 14, 2024 to 17: 00, Friday, October 18, 2024 (JST) (JST)

*Please read the Application Guidelines carefully when preparing Application Form.

Click here for details: manaba - page (

Inquiry Office

RARA Office   SUZAKU Campus
TEL: 075-813-8560