概要と支援内容 Summary & Support contents



  新潟大学は、国立研究開発法人科学技術振興機構(JST)が公募した「次世代研究者挑戦的研究プログラム ~博士後期課程学生の挑戦を支援する~」に採択されました。


新潟大学が求める学生像 Those who Niigata Univ. recruires





In order to develop next-generation doctoral talents capable of performing challenging and interdisciplinary research that goes beyond existing frameworks and creating innovation in diverse areas, Niigata University has established the Front Runner Development Project for Facilitating Future Life Innovation*1 (hereinafter referred to as the “next-generation project”) with an aim to improve treatment and help forming career paths of doctoral course students with excellent academic performance. Students accepted for the next-generation project are not only provided with financial support for covering their living and research expenses under a research grant, but also are required to undertake challenging and interdisciplinary research under the Short-term Cross-laboratory Study Program, as well as to participate in career path support programs held on campus. After earning degrees, they are expected to take advantage of the abilities developed during the period of the project to play active roles in various social fields, mainly industrial. We hope that many doctoral course students who fully understand the purpose of the next-generation project and are highly motivated to play prominent roles in science and technology as well as innovation of Japan in the future will apply for the project.

This project is implemented by Niigata University under the project “Support for Pioneering Research Initiated by the Next Generation” of the Japan Science and Technology Agency.

*1 We have established the Niigata University Vision 2030 with a mission of “becoming a frontrunner of future life innovation.” Our definition of “life innovation” is not confined to the fields of medical care, health, and welfare, but is also innovation that creates new value and meaning of our “existence,” “whole life,” “way of living,” “the ideal society,” “involvement with the environment,” as well as the bases of these: the earth and nature as we live through the 21st century.

For details, please visit https://www.niigata-u.ac.jp/university/about/vision/vision2030/.

支援内容 Recruitment details

 (1)生活費相当額月15 万円を2ヶ月毎に支給する
 (2)研究費 年額 40 万円とする。取り組み内容によって研究費を増額することがある



1. Financial support for living and research expenses
 (1)Financial support for research concentration (amount for covering the living expenses): Payment of 150,000 yen/month is provided once in two months
 (2)Research expenses: 400,000 yen/year. The amount may be increased depending on details of the project
2. A mentor’s support of the student’s research environment and assistance and suggestions for forming the student’s career in academia or business
3.Contents provided by PhD Career Support Office,, such as seminars for acquiring generic skills
4.Exemption from enrollment fees (in the case of enrollment after being accepted for the Next-generation project) and tuition (after being accepted). (A separate application is required.)

For details, please visit https://www.phd.niigata-u.ac.jp/en/application-guidelines-2/.