Grant for Publication of Doctoral Dissertation

This program is to encourage and prompt Ritsumeikan University graduate students to publish the research results in their dissertation as an academic book. This program will provide financial assistance to support those who earned a doctoral degree from Ritsumeikan University to publish their doctoral dissertation for the purpose of making available outstanding research results in their areas of expertise to the public.

Please check the Application Guidelines for the details.

◆  Spring Semester AY2023 Application Guidelines 

◆  Spring Semester AY2023 Application Form 

◆  Submission URL 

◎Grant Category,Grant Coverage,Eligibility,Eligible Graduate School

(1)Grant Category

Publication of doctoral dissertation for application of a doctoral degree (type Kogo) of the University
(Single authorship only)
*Only for commercial publication by a publisher
*The following are not covered by the grant:
(i)Publication by a publisher, which publication related costs are all covered by the publisher.
(ii)Publication, not by a publisher but by a printing company.

*Must be publishers based in Japan.

(2)Grant Coverage

Publication-related costs*

*Publication-related costs shall mean composition costs, bookbinding costs, printing costs, paper costs and
 translation and proofreading costs and shall not include transportation expenses required to attend meetings, etc.

(3)Grant Amount

Maximum of 1,000,000 yen per project (Approximately 15 projects are scheduled to be selected.)


1)Those who are enrolled in a doctoral program or integrated doctoral program of one of the eligible graduate schools at Ritsumeikan University stated below, and has completed application procedures for doctoral degree (type Kogo) to be conferred on September 25, 2023.

2)Those who have been enrolled as a graduate student in Spring semester 2023, have completed the application procedures for doctoral degree conferral (type Kogo) by March 31, 2023, then withdrew from the university without degree, and will (or expected to) be awarded a doctoral degree backdated to March 31, 2023   (retroactive degree holder).

*Target of retroactive degree: Those who enrolled in a doctoral program or an integrated doctoral program in/before 2009, and those who transferred to an integrated doctoral program from the third year in/before 2011.

(5)Eligible Graduate School

Graduate School of Law, Graduate School of Economics, Graduate School of Business Administration,
Graduate School of Sociology, Graduate School of International Relations, Graduate School of Policy Science,
Graduate School of Letters, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Science,
Graduate School of Sport and Health Science, Graduate School of Technology Management,
Graduate School of Human Science, Graduate School of Gastronomy Management

(6)Requirements for Receiving Grant

Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
(i)Earned or will earn a doctoral degree with the dissertation applied; and
(ii)Completed all necessary procedures and publishes his/her doctoral dissertation by September 25, 2024


Application Guidelines for Grant Period, Application Period, Application Materials, etc.

Send to / Inquiries

Doctoral Dissertation Publication Grant Program Contact
RARA office
1 Nishinokyo-Suzaku-cho, Nakagyo-ku
Kyoto 604-8520 JAPAN
TEL:075-813-8560 (external number)

Due to the office relocation, addresses and phone numbers have changed since Monday 6/19.