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Young Researcher Development Program

Inamori Frontier Program

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Fostering Young Researchers who will Create a New Academic Discipline

Kyushu University has defined "Kyushu University VISION 2030" and is promoting new initiatives in order to transform Kyushu University into "a university that leads to social innovations through integrative knowledge. One of the research-related initiatives is the Inamori Frontier Program, which identifies extremely talented young researchers who will lead the world's academia, and provides them with the best environment in which to devote themselves to research. The program will recruit five new researchers each year for the next five years, for a total of 25 researchers in all, in all fields of research. We look forward to receiving applications from researchers with a strong will to create a new academic discipline for a wonderful future together with Kyushu University. 

Masaharu Shiratani (Senior-Vice President, Dean of the Institute for Advanced Study)

Introduction

Kyushu University's vision of itself in 2030 is one of a university that attracts excellent researchers, accelerates research and innovation that lead to new value creation, and uses integrative knowledge that fuses the entire spectrum of knowledge to solve social problems and forge new social and economic systems. In short, a university that drives social change with integrative knowledge. To accomplish this, the university reconstructed the Institute for Advanced Study as a university-wide base for acquiring and fostering excellent researchers. In addition, by utilizing the accumulated knowledge, the university will implement Inamori Frontier Program, which aims to recruit and foster excellent young researchers.

This program will hire up to five outstanding young researchers who are aiming to develop original and ambitious research each year as Associate Professors on a five-year fixed-term contract. We will provide them with the environment and treatment that would allow them to devote themselves to research as independent PIs, thereby strategically producing researchers who will lead their respective research fields. Through this program, the university aims to boost its global presence. After the end of the five-year term, based on the results of the final evaluation, candidates who are evaluated as particularly outstanding will be hired as Professors at the Institute for Advanced Study. The plan is to make the Institute for Advanced Study a "knowledge platform" where top-level researchers interact across the boundaries of age and field and create synergies that will lead to the development of new academic fields and the international brain circulation. The Inamori Frontier Program, established with these objectives and plans, is open to applicants regardless of research field, gender, or nationality.

We look forward to receiving applications from motivated young researchers who will lead the next generation.

Call for Applications

The Call for Proposals for FY2024 Inamori Frontier Program is now open.

Please check here the information.

https://ias.kyushu-u.ac.jp/en/recruits/

Members

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We are still getting ready.


Contact

Planning Section, Research Planning Division, Research and Industrial Collaboration Promotion Department

Inamori Frontier program Recruiting staff

E-mail:
inamorifp★jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp
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※We don't accept telephone inquiries.

International Research Leadership Training Program

Purpose

Kyushu University Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), with a mission to nurture young researchers who will venture out into the world, now launches Kyushu University World-leading Researchers Training Program to provide mid- to long-term overseas research opportunities for young researchers who will lead the next generation of the University.

This Program provides talented young researchers with the opportunity to conduct research at outstanding research institutions abroad, helping them to advance their research, form international networks and become part of prominent academic communities in their respective fields that will benefit them in their future careers.

Through this program, IAS aims to cultivate world-leading researchers with both strong research skills and mindset. This Program is scheduled to continue until the 5th year (open call for applications in FY2027), supporting 5 young researchers each year (25 researchers in total).

Program Outline← Click to enlarge

Call for Applications

Please check here the information.

For Faculty and Staff Only
(access restricted to campus)

Contact

Planning Section, Research Planning Division, Research and Industrial Collaboration Promotion Department
E-mail:kekkesien★jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp
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