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

【Green】TUMUG support project【Orange】Morinomiyako support programs

Application guide/
Persons eligible to apply
Summary of program
Administration bureau
deadline
Instructions/Submission after receiving assistance (in Japanese)
Work-life balance support
1 Research support staff (Type A, Type B)
Academic staff/technical staff who are expectant mothers, caring for children, or providing family care
Type A: Grant to cover cost of hiring research
support staff (max. 1 million yen)
Type B: Provision of clerical assistant by the
university (1-2days /week)
February 15, 2017
Attachment 1:Application form
Attachment 12:Applicant details
Attachment 13:Questionnaire sheets
④Proof of eligibility
Report form Type A
Report form Type B
2 Research support staff (Type C)
Female academic staff who are expecting a baby, caring for children, or providing family care
 Grant to cover cost of hiring a doctoral student as a research assistant (RA) or administrative assistance (AA) February 15, 2017
Attachment 2:Application form
Attachment 12:Applicant details
Attachment 13:Questionnaire sheets
④Proof of eligibility
Report form
3 Fee – assistance programs for hiring babysitters and other childcare services
Academic staff, technical staff, postdoctoral scholars and doctoral students who are caring for children
Fee assistance for hiring babysitters or other child caregivers while engaged in research, lecturing or traveling (max. 50,000 yen/semester) 1st period:February 15, 2017
2nd period:September 15, 2017
Attachment 3:Application form
Attachment 12:Applicant details
Attachment 13:Questionnaire sheets
④Proof of eligibility
【1.Contractors’ usage】
Instructions / User’s guide / Price list
Questionaire about family
【2.Other companies’ usage】
Instructions
【1.2.common submission】
Monthly Report and Invoice
Report form (1st period)
Report form (2nd period)
Nurturing female leaders
4 Research leader support staff
Female academic staff/technical staff on government advisory committees or similar key positions
Provision of clerical assistant by the university (1-2 days/week) February 15, 2017
Attachment 4: Application form
Attachment 13:Questionnaire sheets
③Proof of eligibility
Report form
5 Start – up research costs
Newly appointed female academic staff (assistant professor and above)
Research grant of 1 million yen in the first year and 500 thousand yen in the second year July 10, 2017
Attachment 5: Application form
Attachment 13:Questionnaire sheets
③Notice of employment (copy)
Report form
6 Research skills grant
Female academic staff (associate professor, senior assistant professor, assistant professor)
Grant for travel expenses to attend conferences and symposiums
Overseas: max. of 300 thousand yen
In Japan: max. of 150 thousand yen
1st period: April 10, 2017
2nd period: October 2017
Attachment 6: Application form
Attachment 13:Questionnaire sheets
③Conference(s) you plan to attend, including an outline of program(s)
④Estimate of airfares (if traveling by air)
Report form
7 KAKENHI Follow-up Grant Program
Female academic staff (associate professor, senior assistant professor, assistant professor, research associate) and postdoctoral scholars (education and research assistants)
Grant to cover part of research expenses for research projects that were not selected for grants under the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) program.
In Japan: Up to 500,000 yen (Note: Overseas travel expenses are excluded from this program.)
May 15, 2017
Attachment 7: Application form
Attachment 13:Questionnaire sheets
Report form
8 Financial support for English editing of international research papers
Female academic staff (associate professor, senior assistant professor, assistant professor, research associate)
Funds to help offset the cost of English editing of research papers submitted to international journals 1st period: March 22, 2017
2nd period: June 16, 2017
3rd period: mid-September 2017
4th period: mid-December 2017
Attachment 8:Application form
Attachment 13:Questionnaire sheets
Report form
Nurturing the next generation
9 Tohoku University Science Angels
Female graduate students enrolled in natural science departments
Planning and implementation of seminars for high schools, etc., open campus days and science events
See here for examples.
1st period: March 22, 2017
2nd period: May 2, 2017
Attachment 9:Application form
Attachment 10:Resume
10 Financial assistance for overseas travel by Tohoku university female postgraduates in Zonta Club of Sendai I
Female graduate students
Number of awardnees:2
Funds to help offset the cost of travel to attend overseas conferences, symposiums and the like (max. 150 thousand yen)
See here for examples.
June 30, 2017
Application guide/form(in Japanese)
Active promotion to senior positions
11 Program for Supporting Divisional Promotion of Diversity in the Research Environment
All departments
Financial assistance of 150,000 yen for lecturer travel and honoraria to departments providing support in the form of faculty development, seminars and workshops June 16, 2017
Attachment 11:Application form
Attachment 13:Questionnaire sheets
Report form

Inquiries on support programs :
General affairs office in your department