Hiroshima University supports students who have been selected for the Program for Developing and Supporting the Next-Generation of Innovative Researchers at Hiroshima University (hereinafter referred to as “Next-Generation Fellows”) to conduct research in collaboration with outstanding researchers outside the university at top-level research institutions in Japan and abroad for a certain period of time, with the goal of nurturing excellent doctoral candidates with rich experience, who are expected to be active internationally in the future.
While all research fields are eligible, we encourage study abroad programs related to carbon neutrality, as HU has been actively working toward carbon neutrality, including its “Carbon Neutral x Smart Campus 5.0 Declaration” issued in January 2021, with the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
Application Period : February 7 – February 28
Notification of Results : Within March
Eligible Persons : Those whose dispatch start date is in FY2023.
Number of Positions : Maximum of about 15 people (tentative) combined with applications for the following year.
The applicant must meet all of the following requirements. It is also necessary that the applicant can fulfill all of the following requirements at the time of selection.
Support for study abroad at world-class research institutions (including private research institutes) is available.
While overseas research institutions are especially encouraged, it is also possible to apply to top-level research institutions in Japan (e.g., RIKEN, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), etc.).
Submit the application form (specified form – Word document) and the Letter of Intent to Accept Prospective Fellow by Host Researcher (specified form – Word document) (not required if the student has already started his/her study abroad at the time of application) by e-mail to the address given in “Contact Information”.
The subject of the e-mail should be “Application for HU SPRING Research Study Abroad Program”.
>> Application form
>> Letter of Intent to Accept Prospective Fellow by Host Researcher
Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 12:00 p.m. (noon, Japan Standard Time)
Selection will be made based on the submitted application documents.
All applicants will be notified of the selection results by e-mail in March 2023.
Please note that we cannot respond to individual inquiries in regard to the selection results.
We are considering requesting the successful candidates to submit a report after their study abroad in order to confirm the results of their research study. In addition, there is a possibility that interviews and debriefing sessions on the results of the study abroad may be conducted, and we would appreciate your cooperation in this regard.
Secretariat of the HU SPRING Research Study Abroad Program
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