Akita University Graduate School of International Resource Sciences
University Fellowship Founding Project
Cultivation of Advanced Resource Sciences-related Doctoral Students with the Integration of the Humanities and Sciences to Contribute to Achieving SDGs

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What is “University Fellowship Project”?

The objective of this project is to secure excellent candidates who apply to study for the doctoral program in contributing to science, technology, and innovation in the future, and implement improvements in their treatment and support for students’ career paths in the doctoral program.

The fellowship payment consists of assistance grant funding (worth ones’ living costs) to devote oneself to research, research expenses, and assistance to secure a position after obtaining a Doctoral degree.

This fellowship will be provided to brilliant Doctoral students who have great passion to study and always aspire to the advancement of research.

The Graduate School of International Resource Sciences, Akita University will conduct the Establishment Project of University Fellowships titled “Cultivation of Advanced Resource Sciences-related Doctoral Students with the Integration of the Humanities and Sciences to Contribute to Achieving SDGs”.

Number Admitted: 8 students per year including international students who are going to enter doctoral program of Akita university. Applicants must be under 30 years old.

To enhance the doctoral program in the education and research of Resource Science, which fuses humanities and science and is a feature of Akita University, we will utilize our experience of the Program for Leading Graduate Schools to nurture advance resource-related master graduates and individuals to achieve SDGs related to the supply and utilization of sustainable resources.
To achieve this goal, we will engage in personnel exchange and information matching across the boundaries of companies, other universities, research institutes, etc. together with the research center to which the scholarship student belongs.

Specific Initiatives

Advancement of research and assistance to career paths

  1. Increasing interaction between Doctoral students by utilizing a lounge for the exchange of information and compiling a database of research activities.
  2. Holding research workshops for improving their ability to research
  3. Implementing internships through cooperative research with enterprises

Securing career paths

  1. Mentorship and implementation of securing career paths through a specially appointed professor
  2. Matching the eligible students’ research activities to needs of enterprises by compiling a database

Assistance grant funding and research expenses

  1. Payment of 150,000 yen per month for assistance grant funding (worth ones’ living costs) and 300,000 yen per year for research expenses
  2. ※If you are interested in this project, please contact to your supervisor or office Staff (f-shigen@jimu.akita-u-ac.jp) who is a coordinator of this project.

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Fostering excellent doctoral human resources who will create future science and technology / innovation centered on the resource field

Doctral Program“Development of Human Resources for Advanced Resources with Humanities and Sciences that contribute to Achieving SDG’s”

Main support:Fellowship students will be provided with monthly research expenses of 150,000 yen-research devotion
Support: 1.8million yen per year-and 300,000 yen per year Recruitment personnel:8 people a year

List of Faculty Members

Steering Committee

Full Name Job Title Fields of Study
○Hikari Fujii Dean & Professor, Graduate School of International Resource Sciences Petroleum Engineering, Ground Source Heat Pump Engineering
Atsushi Shibayama Professor, Graduate School of International Resource Sciences Mineral Processing,Extractive Metallurgy
Yasushi Watanabe Professor, Graduate School of International Resource Sciences Economic Geology, Resource Geology
Tadao Imai Professor, Graduate School of International Resource Sciences Rock Engineering
Hiroshi Nawata Professor, Graduate School of International Resource Sciences Earth Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Environmental Studies
Tsukasa Oba Professor, Graduate School of International Resource Sciences Petrology, Volcanology, Geology
Tsuyoshi Adachi Professor, Graduate School of International Resource Sciences Resource Economics
Scheduled to be appointed Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Resource Sciences (set to be appointed)  

Executive Committee

Full Name Job Title Fields of Study
◯Atsushi Shibayama Fellowship Founding Project
Coordinator
Mineral Processing,Extractive Metallurgy
Syun Chiyonobu Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Resource Sciences Petroleum Geology
Kazutoshi Haga Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Resource Sciences Mineral Separation Engineering
Fumiaki Inagaki Lecturer, Graduate School of International Resource Sciences International Politics, Politics, Area Studies, Geopolitics
Scheduled to be appointed Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Resource Sciences (set to be appointed)  

○: Chairperson
Secretariat (in charge of general affairs), Graduate School of International Resource Sciences

Researcher Database
Researchers

We are planning to create a database (Doctor Bank) of the contents of research activities by fellowship students.
(In development)

Click Here for the Database

Video Channel
You tube

We plan to regularly stream videos of mid-term report conferences and various report conferences in the research of fellowship students as open research presentations.
(In production)

Click Here for Our List of Videos

Student Application Guidelines
Application Guidelines

Special Entrance Examination for International Students Ⅱ April 2022 admission

Application Guidelines Application Form Research Plan

Name Nurturing of Individuals Involved in the Study of Advanced Resources That Fuse Humanities and Sciences to Contribute to the Achievement of SDGs
Application field Bottom-up
Earth Source Engineering, Earth and Planetary Science, Area Studies
Number of students eligible for the scholarship 8 persons
Number of students to enroll in 2021 for majors subject to applications (forecast) Graduate School of International Science and Technology, Department of International Resource Science = 10 students (enrollment capacity = 10 students) 
Scheduled implementation period March 2021 to 2027