Special Grant Program for International Students (October 2022)2022-05-26
Special Grant Program for International Students / Research Assistant Program of Graduate School of Environmental Science (October 2022)
This program will select students, who can likely contribute internationally in their research field, from those students applying to doctoral courses of Graduate School of Environmental Science.
It is very meaningful to participate in research as a Research Assistant (RA) for the development of your research ability. Each Research Assistant must serve to achieve the objective of a research subject directed by a faculty member of the Graduate School of Environmental Science. The research subjects are listed below.
Maximum 3 years since the first year although the achievement of the objective must be evaluated each year by the committee of the faculty.
Qualifications of application (Eligibility):
Students (mainly from developing countries) who are going to seek admission to the doctor courses of Graduate School of Environmental Science.
If the students of this Special Grant Program are also selected as recipients for “DX Doctoral Fellowship”, “Hokkaido University Ambitious Doctoral Fellowship”, or similar doctoral fellowships, they shall choose one of them and decline the others.
Payment Exemption / RA Allowance:
Payment Exemption: Total amount of school fees are entirely covered by Hokkaido University (i.e., entrance exam fee of 30,000 yen, admission fee of 282,000 yen, and annual tuition fee of 535,800 yen for each of three years). RA Allowance (depending on the actual working time): Total: 3 million yen (1 million yen for each of three years)
Travel expenses of entrance exam should be paid by applicant.
Until June 13 Monday, 2022
Application for the program:
Applicants are required to submit the documents listed below. The documents should not be written in a language other than English.
- Curriculum vitae with the applicant's photograph
- Academic transcript
- Graduation certificate
- List of publications and presentations in scientific meetings
- Research proposal
- Direction and comments of potential supervisor and at least one co-supervisor, including proofs of communication between you and the potential supervisors
- Master's thesis or other documents in proof of your research ability
Reference and address to apply
Graduate School of Environmental Science
Kita 10, Nishi 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-0810 Japan
E-mail: kyomu (at) ees.hokudai.ac.jp
List of possible research subjects (2022)
- Title: Paleoclimate study of tropical hydroclimate over the past three million years
- Professor: Masanobu Yamamoto
This program deals with the long-term tropical climate variability over the past three million years, controlled by the Milankovitch cycle of insolation, global ice volume, greenhouse gas concentration, sea level, land-sea configuration, and deep-ocean circulation. The paleoclimate records will be generated by analyzing biomarkers, their isotopes, and foraminifera isotopes for sediment samples obtained by ocean drilling. This program aims to understand the forcing and feedback mechanisms of tropical hydroclimate.