Seeking to nurture female leaders across a wide range of disciplines who have the potential to fill top global leadership positions, TUMUG provides female researchers with financial assistance to offset the costs of attending academic conferences and other events (costs such as travel expenses, registration fees, and scientific paper proofreading) and thereby help them to further build their research skills. Efforts for developing female leaders also include the hosting of seminars and exchanges for female researchers, with the cooperation of woman professors serving as Sawayanagi Fellows.

Support programs

Details on Research support staff, Start-up research costs, Next Step Research Grant can be found in the application resources linked below.

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 mail : (change the @ to half-width size)

Inquiries on support programs :
General affairs office in your department

Support recipients & their poster reports

Information on external funding opportunities

Find out about various funding opportunities for women offered by organizations outside the university.

Read more

Sawayanagi Fellows

Sawayanagi Fellows are women professors across the university who support budding female researchers with their exemplary character and in-depth knowledge. Linked below is a list of current fellows and information on the Sawayanagi Fellow Lunch Meetings.

Read more

Awards & appointments

See lists of awards conferred to female researchers and their appointments to various positions.

Read more (in Japanese)