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Thematic Programs

Submission Guidelines for Thematic Programs

The Deadline for submitting a Program proposal is September 30, 2022.

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Thematic programs are normally proposed two years in advance and will be chosen by the International Advisory Board. The TFC is currently inviting proposals for two thematic programs in the academic year 2024(April 2024 – March 2025) in any branch of research including: social sciences, humanities, physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences.

Researchers working at any institution around the world are welcome to submit a thematic program proposal to the TFC. However, at least one member of the organizing committee must be a member of Tohoku University.

In the case of the long-term stay researchers and distinguished researchers whom you intend to invite to participate in your program, and whose names you include in your application, we require some form of evidence that they have agreed to participate in your program (such as e-mails accepting an invitation to attend etc.) prior to the evaluation by the International Advisory Board.

In programs in which the aims of the TFC are not satisfied, for example, if few or no long–term stay researchers participate in the program etc., then the budget for the program may be reduced accordingly.

Prior to acceptance, the TFC may make suggestions to improve the quality of the program, for example by adding additional organizers etc., and we expect that the proposers of the programs would be receptive to our advice.

The results of the selection will be sent to the organizers once the final decision has been made (in the beginning of January 2023).


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

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