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Osaka University Fellowship for Information and AI Technologies (Info & AI Fellowship)
This Fellowship seeks to develop future leaders who will promote integrated research in the fields of information, cognition, and life. The University will provide exclusive research support funds to allow outstanding students to concentrate on their studies and research, and will strive to cultivate students' ability to solve real-world problems through integrated research and exercises. The University will provide dedicated research funding of 2 million yen annually and research expense funds of 500,000 yen annually.
Humanware innovation program
Humanware innovation program (HWIP) is a doctoral program for leading graduate schools in Osaka University (5yeas curriculum). Students who complete the course curriculum and pass the final examination, "certification of completion of Humanware innovation program" is described in the diploma. A typical student will receive 40,000 yen per month in a Master's program and 70,000 yen per month in a Doctoral program. Doctoral students will be exempted from tuition fees.
Next-Generation Challenge-Oriented Researcher Development Project to Promote Interdisciplinary Integration and Undertake Societal Implementation
The purpose of this Project is to nourish the ability to deepen students' own research, cultivate the ability to create the future, and develop the next generation of researchers who can hit the ground running in society. Persons accepted by the Project will participate in the Career Development and Training Program. See the project page for details (Japanese). The University will provide research patronage funds (corresponding to living expenses) of 150,000 yen monthly and research expense funds of 600,000 yen annually.
Doctoral Program Student Support
The purpose of this support is to enrich student life by having Doctoral program students engage in support work required for research activities, by working toward effective promotion of research activities and development of human resources, and by providing financial support for these. The University will provide 266,000 yen annually.
The purpose of this activity is to provide teaching guidance capability training through participation by graduate students in supplementary educational support activities, to enhance undergraduate education and Graduate School Master's program education, and to provide economic support for studies.
Serving as tutors, graduate students in majors related to the fields of specialization of international students provide individual extracurricular guidance on education and research, Japanese language, and other topics, along with advice on daily living. The target period will generally be the first year following students' arrival in Japan.
Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Awarded to excellent young researchers, these fellowships offer the fellows an opportunity to focus on a freely chosen research topic based on their own innovative ideas. Ultimately, the program works to foster and secure excellent researchers. Monthly stipend will be provided.