AY2023 Recruitment of NEXT Student Fellow/ RARA Student Fellow

NEXT Student Fellow and RARA Student Fellow of AY2023 will be recruited. For details, please check each application guideline.

Program Outline

(1) NEXT Student Fellow
This Program supports outstanding and highly motivated students who develop themselves as highly specialized human resources until completion of doctoral programs by offering the Support Fund (2,160,000 yen per year) and the Research Expenses (up to 340,000 yen per year), and the environment to engage in interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research activities.
The abilities which “NEXT Student Fellow” aims to acquire throughout the 3 years of each doctoral program are “Research ability” + “Ability to be active in society (Transferable Skill)”.
Ritsumeikan University was selected as a recipient of “University Fellowship Founding Project for Innovation Creation in Science and Technology” by MEXT, and this “NEXT Student Fellow” has been implemented and managed by the Graduate Student Career Path Support Center since AY2021.
*The application will be accepted directly from applicants from this year.


(2) RARA Student Fellow
This Program supports outstanding and highly motivated students by offering the Support Fund (2,160,000 yen per year) and the Research Expenses (up to 340,000 yen per year), and develops them based in the Ritsumeikan Advanced Research Academy (hereinafter “RARA”).
“RARA Student Fellow” aims to be equipped with the qualities and abilities to play an active role in the international community.
This program was adopted by the “Support for Pioneering Research Initiated by the Next Generation” of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), and has been under implementation since AY2021.


Eligibility/Number to be accepted

Program

NEXT Student Fellow

RARA Student Fellow

Eligibility

In AY2023,
・Those who are enrolled in the 1st year of a Doctoral Program
・Those who are enrolled in the 3rd year of an Integrated-Doctoral Program
・Those who are enrolled in the 2ndyear of a 4-year doctoral Program

In AY2023,
・Those who are enrolled in the 1st year of a Doctoral Program
・Those who are enrolled in the 3rd year of an Integrated-Doctoral Program
・Those who are enrolled in the 1st year of a 4-year doctoral Program

Number to be accepted

 (1st recruitment) about 5
 (2nd recruitment) about 10
 (1st recruitment) about 5
 (2nd recruitment) about 8*
 *About 2 of them will be recruited in Oct.

Application Schedule (for both programs)

[1st]
Application Period: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 ~ Tuesday, October 4, 2022 Results Announcement: Thursday, October 20, 2022 *Be informed to the applicant (by email)
[2nd]
Application Period: Monday, January 23, 2023 ~ Monday, February 27, 2023
Results Announcement: Thursday, March 16, 2023
*Be informed to the applicant (by email)

Application Guidelines/Application Documents (for both programs)

AY2023 Application Guidelines

 ●Application Checklist

 (1)Application Form(form1)(Revised in September 16, 2022)
 (2)Self-promotion video
 (3)Letter of Recommendation from your supervisor(form2)


*For pharmacy students and graduates from other universities Please create a research achievements report in a free format and attach it to the Application Form (form 1).
You can find the format of the Research Achievement Report in "Ri-SEARCH (Ritsumeikan University Search Engine of Academic Record and Career History of Young Researchers)" for reference on this page.
There is no problem if you use this.
Research Achievements Format

Submission method/Submission deadline (for both programs)

[Submission method]
Please register for application from the following URL, then submit 3 types of
application documents.
For details, please check each application guidelines.
URL:https://rw.ritsumei.ac.jp/survey/guest/SVA4FD0.html?key=LNG20220713114743171849486

[Submission deadline]
 First: 17:00 on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 
 Second: 17:00 on Monday, February 27, 2023


Inquiry

[NEXT Student Fellow]
Office of Graduate Student
PIC of NEXT Student Fellow
Email: next-fs@st.ritsumei.ac.jp
TEL: 075-465-8195

[RARA Student Fellow]
RARA Office
PIC of RARA Student Fellow
Email: rara@st.ritsumei.ac.jp
TEL:075-813-8199