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
NEXT Student Fellow
RARA Student Fellow
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)
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
（1）Application Form（form1）(Revised in September 16, 2022)
（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
For details, please check each application guidelines.
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
[RARA Student Fellow]
PIC of RARA Student Fellow