Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.

IIR Research Fellow

Call for Applications to FY2021 IIR Research Fellow Program (April)

The Institute of Innovative Research (IIR) established the IIR Research Fellow Program in April 2020, and we have now started receiving applications for FY2021. Under the program, doctoral students who meet the criteria below and apply for a research fellowship will, if approved by the Institute, be employed by the IIR and be eligible for compensation for work-related research and research support activities. By retaining selected doctoral students as research fellows, this program aims to provide students with financial support, increase engagement with the Institute, and allow students to further develop their research skills. Participating students will also be able to note their involvement in the program on university business cards and other stationery.
In this program, the IIR intends to employ students for multiple years. At the end of FY2021, the IIR will review research achievements submitted by participants, and decide on the following year’s fellowship.
If you wish to apply to this program, please notify your intention to your academic supervisor after thoroughly understanding its purpose.

Eligible students

  • 1. Students who will enroll in or advance to doctoral programs in April 2021
  • 2. First- to third-year doctoral students who have not received a research fellow salary, excluding those who are expected to complete doctoral programs in March 2021.
    Note: For students who will enroll in or advance to doctoral programs in September 2021 or after, we will announce the call for applications separately.

Ineligible students

  • 1. Students studying under an international scholarship program offered by the Japanese or a foreign government
  • 2. Students receiving the JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, WISE program RAs, and RIKEN JRA students
  • 3. Mature-age doctoral students
  • 4. Students unable to receive a salary from Tokyo Tech due to employment restrictions of any kind
  • 5. Students who receive (or expect to receive) an RA salary (excluding the IIR Research Fellowship) from Tokyo Tech, and/or salary-based financial support from private foundations, of ¥1,560,000 or more in total in FY2021
    (You must promptly notify Institute Administration Group 1 if, after applying to this program, you notice that the total amount you receive for FY2021 is going to exceed ¥1,560,000.)
  • 6. Students that are enrolled but have not graduated within the standard duration of doctoral degree programs (Consult with us individually if you have special reasons such as studying abroad.)
  • Note: If you have any other questions, consult your main academic supervisor.

Application criteria

  • 1. The student’s main academic supervisor (or expected main academic supervisor) must be associated with the IIR.
  • 2. The student’s main academic supervisor (or expected main academic supervisor) must approve payment of the following from his/her laboratory’s research funds (e.g., institutional operating expense funds, external funds, and donations for education and research): an annual salary of ¥210,000 or more, or a half-year salary of ¥105,000 or more (for students who complete doctoral programs in September) (when the student is employed in the following year as well, an annual salary of ¥210,000 or more, or half-year salary of ¥105,000 or more (for students who complete doctoral programs in September) in the following year.) The amounts of these payments will be included in the total annual salary payment of ¥840,000 or a half-year salary payment of ¥420,000 (for students who complete doctoral programs in September).
  • 3. Applicants can also receive the TSUBAME Scholarship while participating in this program.

Details

Job description:

Maintenance and operation of research projects and shared facilities associated with the IIR (Part of the shared facilities are managed by the Open Facility Center.)

Annual Salary:

¥840,000 (or ¥420,000 in the case of half-year salary)

Application deadline:

Friday, February 12, 2021

Announcement of results:

Mid-March, 2021

Employment period:

From May 1, 2021 to the end of February, 2022
(from May 1, 2021 to September 20, 2021 for students who complete doctoral programs in September)

Application documents:

Applicants must create and submit electronic and original copies of documents 1 and 2 below to their main academic supervisors.
Note: The main academic supervisor must sign document 1, send electronic document 1 to Institute Administration Group 1, and submit the original copy of document 1 to Institute Administration Group 1 by campus mail.

Please download the application form from the above link.

Contact

IIR, Institute Administration Group 1 (ResearchFellow)
iir.adm1@jim.titech.ac.jp