Support programs

Support programs for AY 2021
(TUMUG Support Project)

※Information about the Support programs for AY 2020 can be found here.

Application guide/
Persons eligible to apply
Summary of program
Administration bureau
Instructions/Submission after receiving assistance
 1 Research support staff
Male/female academic and technical staff who are expectant mothers, caring for children, or providing family care※1
Female academic and technical staff who will serve on a national government council or hold other key position※1
Grant to cover cost of hiring research support staff (technical/clerical assistants, RA/AA)
(Max. 2 million yen/year; actual amount based on review of application and degree of necessity)
March 5, 2021
①Attachment 1:Application form
②Attachment 7:Applicant details
③Attachment 8:Questionnaire sheets
④Proof of eligibility
Report form
2 Fee – assistance programs for hiring babysitters and other childcare services
Male/female 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 1st period: July 30, 2021
2nd period: October 29, 2021
3rd period: January 28, 2022
4th period: March 11, 2022
①Attachment 2:Application form
②Attachment 7:Applicant details
③Attachment 8:Questionnaire sheets
④Proof of eligibility
Report form
3 Start-up research costs
Newly appointed female academic staff (assistant professor and above)※1※2
Research grant of up to 1 million yen in the first year July 9, 2021
①Attachment 3: Application form
②Attachment 8:Questionnaire sheets
③Proof of eligibility
Report form
4 Next Step Research Grant
Female academic staff (associate professor, senior assistant professor, assistant professor, research associate)※1※2
Grant to support new research projects without other external funding, and research expenses* necessary for gathering data and publishing research results (max. 300,000 yen/year)
*Expenses directly required for conducting research and publishing research results, such as travel costs, meeting registration fees, equipment / supply costs, honoraria, English proofreading fees, etc.
1st period: May 21, 2021
2nd period: September 10, 2021
①Attachment 4: Application form
②Attachment 4-2: Application form(2nd semester)
③Attachment 8:Questionnaire sheets
④Conferences you plan to attend, including an outline of programs
⑤Estimate of airfares (if traveling by air)
Report form
5 Tohoku University Science Angels
Female graduates enrolled in the graduate schools
Until 2020 Academic Year, the program was open to students in the graduate schools of natural sciences,
however from 2021 Academic Year, it is open to students in all graduate schools, including those in the
humanities and social sciences.
Planning and implementation of seminars for high schools, etc., open campus days and science events
*See here for details.
1st period: March 5, 2021
2nd period: April 30, 2021
Extend the Term:May 10, 2021
①Attachment 5:Application form
②Attachment 6:Resume
6 Zonta Club of Sendai I financial assistance for overseas travel by Tohoku University female graduate students
Female graduate students
Number of awardnees:2
Funds to help offset the cost of travel to attend overseas conferences, symposiums and the like (max. 150,000 yen) *See here for details.(in Japanese) June 2021

※1 Limited to regular employee of Tohoku University. (The employee who mainly belong to other institutions, such as the faculty member to whom the cross-appointment system applies, are not eligible.)
※2 Those who has competitive funds (including university expenses) of 10 million yen or more in total in the said fiscal year shall be excluded.

Inquiries on support programs :
General affairs office in your department