• Non-tenured, early-stage scholars at the University of Tokyo.
• Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible.
• Eligible fields in the current program year (2023-24) include Natural Science: e.g., Medical, Biology, Public Health, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Data Science, Information and technology; STEM-eligible Social Science (broadly defined): e.g., Quantitative Political Science, Economics, and Quantitative Approach to Public Policy.
• This award provides support for a short-term stay in the United States of less than 30 days for attending an international conference of small size (no more than about 300 participants) and a “side trip” to visit colleagues at academic institutions.
• This award does not support other activities unrelated to the applicant’s scholarly subjects. However, this award permits the awardee to include such activities during the stay as long as the award is not used for supporting them.
• Each award is up to $8,000.
• Award will be provided as reimbursement after the travel upon submission of an expense report including receipts.
• Curriculum vitae or biosketch in English that includes education, professional experiences, awards and research funding, publications, presentations at international conferences, and additional relevant information.
• Statement on the applicant’s vision on becoming a major player in the international community (1 page, in English).
• Tentative travel itinerary, budget, and budget justification including an invitation/acceptance/information to the conference. We allow flexibility in budget to minimize bureaucracy and enhance effectiveness. However, as this award is supported by precious donations, we request applicants to avoid excessive expenditure.
• An application should be submitted at least 3 months before the start date of travel or by December 31, 2023, whichever is the earlier. FUTI aims to inform funding decision within 2 months of submission.START APPLICATION