Various Aids to Students

The Genetics Program offers as much support as possible for students to achieve their goal of “growing up to be a mature researcher.”

Research Assistant (RA)

The Genetics Program has a system to employ graduate students as Research Assistants (RA) at NIG. Students receive 715,000 yen/year at the first and second year of 5-year program and 780,000 yen/year at the third year and above (excluding JSPS fellowship holders, IGP, Government-sponsored foreign students).

JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists

“Research Fellowship for Young Scientists” is a program provided by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to offer outstanding students an opportunity to concentrate on their research. If your application is accepted, you will receive the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows) as well as monthly stipend.

  Recent NIG Data for JSPS fellowships
  Research Fellowships for Young Scientists:

SOKENDAI Special Researcher (Pioneering Research Type)

The SOKENDAI Special Researcher Program (Pioneering Research type) is designed to foster human resources who will be responsible for the future of science, technology, and innovation in Japan. SOKENDAI students who are independently conducting original and challenging research that is not bound by the framework of existing research fields, departments, schools or other organizations will be appointed as Special Researchers and will be provided with research incentive and research expenses.

  See here for more detail:

Tuition Exemption

Students, who have financial difficulties and an outstanding academic record, may be exempted from their registration and tuition fees (half or whole amount). They need to apply for the exemption and pass screening.

  Tuition Exemption:

  Please contact Academic Services Division, Genetics Program: 

NIG Dormitory

The NIG dormitories are available for students.

  See here for more detail

Travel Support for International Meetings and Courses

The Genetics Program offers travel support for students who attend and give a presentation at an international meetings. SOKENDAI offers programs to support students who perform collaborative study or participate in an internship program abroad for longer than 2 weeks.

  International Travel Support (Genetics Program):
   ・conference reports from the past recipients

  SOKENDAI Student Dispatch Program

Subsidy by Morishima Fund for Education Courses

NIG offers subsidies for students who are allowed to participate in the specified well-known education courses for the course fee and travel expenses.

   ・Reports from the past recipients

Morishima Award

The Morishima Award is given to students who receive a doctoral degree with outstanding performance in the Genetics Program, SOKENDAI. The students will be granted a certificate and an incentive in order to reward them for their outstanding research and to encourage further achievement.

   ・Past Award Winners

There are also some awards given by SOKENDAI.

  Nagakura Research Incentive Award and The SOKENDAI Research Award (Discontinued : Past Award Winners)
  SOKENDAI Scientist Award / SOKENDAI Future Scientist Award (Discontinued : Past Award Winners)

Hiroko Morishima Progress Award

Hiroko Morishima Progress Award is given at the Genetics Progress Poster Presentations to students who eagerly make an effort in research, in order to rouse students for further achievements

   ・Past Award Winners

Support for Career Development

The Genetics Program and NIG support graduate students and postdocs to develop their individual career.

  See here for more detail: Support for Career Development

Mental Health Care

Prevention of Harassment

Student Activity

NIG Cafeteria

Support for International Researchers at NIG

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