Information for Researchers at KUT

Research funds

Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research [KAKENHI]


The 2022 Application for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research is now open. If you would like to apply for a grant, please follow the instructions below.

1) Check your application eligibility and select suitable research categories

You can check Kakenhi application eligibility and research categories from the URL below.

Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (JSPS)

<Research categories>
- Specially Promoted Research
- Scientific Research (S)
- Scientific Research (A/B/C)
- Challenging Research (Pioneering/Exploratory)
- Early-Career Scientists

2) Please complete KUT internal questionnaire using Google Forms (which was sent via KUT e-mail on 2 August 2021).
The deadline for this internal questionnaire is 18 August 2021.

3) Submitting an application form
You can submit your application form through the Kakenhi Electronic Application System at:

Page for downloading grant application guidelines and application forms

[Deadline 1] 17 September, Friday
*The Research Support Section will check your application documents
and provide feedback if you submit your application by 17 September.

[Deadline 2] 27 September, Monday *FINAL Submission Deadline*

If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact us at:

KAKENHI Handbook

You can dowload the latest version of KAHENHI handbook from the link below.

Handbook on the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research 2020

Related Links

Other external funds

We share the external funds information from the URL below. There are some external funds that you can make applications in English but they are limited.

If you have any inquiries, please contact to Research Support Section.

Research Support

Research advisors

Research advisors provide support in the research funds application process, by clarifying inquiries, reading, giving feedback and commenting on applications. They also can give you advices on your research activities.

If you would like to get some help from them, please feel free to contact them via email.

HATTA, Akimitsu Dean, Professor, School of Systems Engineering
KUSUMI, Masaaki Program Officer

We offer KAKENHI advisors who can give you valuable tips on KAKENHI application as well. Details will be available when KAKENHI application is open.


Mentors (Senior researchers) at KUT have a wealth of knowledge and work experience that they can use to support junior researchers just starting out their research careers (mentees). They provide mentoring opportunities where the two can come together to discuss and resolve career issues, struggles in research settings, and other problems. What you share with your mentors will almost always remain confidential.

If you would like to get some help from them, please feel free to contact them via email.

CHONO, Shigeomi

Vice Dean, Professor, School of Systems Engineering
IWATA, Makoto

Director, Research Institute

Professor, School of Information

Research ethics

Based on the Japanese government guideline, all the researchers who are engaged in research at KUT must take "Research ethics course" through e-learning at the latest before applying for the external funds preferably right after their arrival at KUT. The details will be sent by Research Support Section later. You should start taking it as soon as you receive the details.

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