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Junior Research Programs

Submission Guidelines for Junior Research Programs

The TFC is currently inviting proposals for junior research programs in the 2020 academic year (April, 2020 – March, 2021) in any branch of research including: social sciences, humanities, physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences.

The Deadline for submitting a program proposal is August 31, 2019.

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In order to submit a proposal, organizers should complete the application form shown below.

Application Form

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Detailed instructions about how to complete each section of the proposal are shown in the application form.

The application form should be converted to pdf prior to submission. Proposals should be submitted to the e-mail address below :

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For assistance, advice, and suggestions at any stage of the preparation of a proposal you are welcome to contact Yoshiaki Maeda, the Vice Director of the TFC. Professor Maeda is in charge of the planning and evaluation of the junior research programs and we strongly recommend consulting him about preliminary ideas or draft proposals at an early stage. He will introduce the organizers to the TFC program coordinators, with whom the organizers will be able to consult and discuss their ideas while they formulate their program.

For international organizers and organizers based at other institutions within Japan, Prof. Maeda can provide advice when searching for a co-organizer at Tohoku University.

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Telephone: +81-(0)22-217-6094