Support is offered to researchers to help them achieve an effective work-life balance so that they don’t have to abandon their research due to childbirth, childcare, nursing care, and other family responsibilities. TUMUG also provides information on events, projects, facilities, and programs related to work-life balancing to further contribute to work-life balance support and improvement of conditions across the university.

Support programs for AY 2017
(TUMUG Support Project & Morinomiyako Project)

Details on these programs can be found in the application resources linked below.

Research support staff (Type A, Type B)

Type A: Grant to cover cost of hiring research support staff (max. 1 million yen)
Type B: Provision of clerical assistant by the university (1-2 days/week)

Application guide

Research support staff (Type C)

Grant to cover cost of hiring a doctoral student as a research assistant (RA) or administrative assistance (AA)

Application guide

Fee-assistance programs for hiring babysitters and other childcare services

Fee assistance for hiring babysitters or other child caregivers while engaged in research, lecturing or traveling (max. 50,000 yen/semester)

Application guide

  • Be sure to check your department’s deadline.
  • The links to the application guide, forms, and resources are open only to members of Tohoku University. If you are not a member and would like to view these materials, please email TUMUG*.
  • Report forms you must submit after receiving assistance are Japanese only. If you need any assistance, please email TUMUG*.
    *TUMUG E-mail : office@tumug.tohoku.ac.jp (change the @ to half-width size)

Inquiries on support programs :
General affairs office in your department

TUMUG Café

TUMUG hosts lunchtime “TUMUG Café” gatherings from time to time as informal opportunities for all university personnel and students—men and women alike—to share information and thoughts on childcare, so be sure to join!

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University programs for nurturing the next generation

Childcare facilities

Facility Type Eligible departments Eligible users
Kawauchi Keyaki Hoikuen On-campus nursery All departments TU personnel & students
Hoshinoko Hoikuen On-campus nursery Seiryo Campus TU personnel & students
Hoshinoko Room On-campus children’s convalescent room All departments TU personnel & students

Other childcare facilities

Find out about other childcare services available in Sendai, including municipal/private nurseries and temporary childcare.

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