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 投稿日時: 2022-05-26 17:03:05 (352 ヒット)

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.

 

Period

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.

〈Notes〉

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.

 

Application Period

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.

  1. Curriculum vitae with the applicant's photograph
  2. Academic transcript
  3. Graduation certificate
  4. List of publications and presentations in scientific meetings
  5. Research proposal
  6. Direction and comments of potential supervisor and at least one co-supervisor, including proofs of communication between you and the potential supervisors
  7. Master's thesis or other documents in proof of your research ability

 

Reference and address to apply

Kyoumu-Tantou
Graduate School of Environmental Science
Hokkaido University
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.
 

 投稿日時: 2021-11-19 09:58:23 (806 ヒット)

Special Grant Program for International Students / Research Assistant Program of Graduate School of Environmental Science (April 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.

 

Period

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.

 

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.

 

Application Period

Until December 13 Monday, 2021

 

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.

  1. Curriculum vitae with the applicant's photograph
  2. Academic transcript
  3. Graduation certificate
  4. List of publications and presentations in scientific meetings
  5. Research proposal
  6. Direction and comments of potential supervisor and at least one co-supervisor, including proofs of communication between you and the potential supervisors
  7. Master's thesis or other documents in proof of your research ability

 

Reference and address to apply

Kyoumu-Tantou
Graduate School of Environmental Science
Hokkaido University
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: Applications of InSAR and PolInSAR techniques to monitor forests biophysical parameters
Associate Professor: Ram Avtar

Forest cover almost one third of the earth’s surface and are recognized to have an impact on the global climate. Deforestation and forest degradation is one of the major causes of increase of greenhouse gases. Forests biophysical parameters (viz. height, structure, density and biomass) are essential for sustainable management. However, in-situ measurement of biophysical parameters are time and labour extensive. Therefore, the goal of the proposed research is to use advanced InSAR and PolInSAR techniques to monitor forests biophysical parameters. Successful candidate is required to have knowledge of geospatial data and tools to engage in relevant research.
 
Title: Impact of freshwater discharge along the Eurasian and North American continental margins on the ocean circulation in the North Pacific: present and past
Professor: Humio Mitsudera

This program deals with the meridional overturning in the North Pacific Ocean, which is controlled by Dense Shelf Water (DSW) formation in the Sea of Okhotsk. DSW entrains a lot of materials, such as dissolved oxygen, CO2 and iron, and carries them to the North Pacific through the intermediate layer of the ocean. The overturning intensity due to the DSW formation is determined by salinity along the northern coast of the Sea of Okhotsk. One of controlling factors is surface salinity anomaly originating in the North Pacific Ocean, which propagates into the Sea of Okhotsk via the Kuril Straits. Here, we propose to investigate the effects of freshwater discharges from the Eurasian and North American continents on the overturning circulation in the North Pacific. The riverine freshwater causes salinity anomaly along the continental margins, reaches the region of the DSW formation, and controls the overturning circulation efficiently. We pay attention not only to the effects of the freshwater discharge in the present days but also to those in the Last Glacier Maximum, during which rapid ice sheet discharge occurred around the Gulf of Alaska preceding the Heinrich events.
 
Title: Development of Photonic Superlattices of Semiconductor Quantum Dots
Professor: Vasudevan Pillai Biju

Novel semiconductor materials are necessary for next-generation energy efficient optoelectronic and photovoltaic applications. Such materials should be environment friendly and cost-effective. Also, characteristics such as efficient absorption of light, low exciton binding energy, minimal nonradiative carrier recombination, and defect-free structures are some of the pre-requisites of high quality semiconductors for optical and photovoltaic applications. Superlattices of such quantum dots offer many-fold opportunities to develop energy efficient photonic and photovoltaic devices. The purpose of this research is to develop novel non-toxic and low bandgap semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) and preparation of their superlattices for efficient utilization and harvesting of energy. A successful candidate is expected have a Masters Degree in Chemistry at the time of joining and he/she is required to have the knowledge of wet chemical reactions, and fundamentals of electronic spectroscopy.
 

 投稿日時: 2021-06-04 12:09:14 (1307 ヒット)
Special Grant

Special Grant Program for International Students / Research Assistant Program of Graduate School of Environmental Science (October 2021)

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.

 

Period

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.

 

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.

 

Application Period

Until June 21 Monday, 2021

 

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.

  1. Curriculum vitae with the applicant's photograph
  2. Academic transcript
  3. Graduation certificate
  4. List of publications and presentations in scientific meetings
  5. Research proposal
  6. Direction and comments of potential supervisor and at least one co-supervisor, including proofs of communication between you and the potential supervisors
  7. Master's thesis or other documents in proof of your research ability

 

Reference and address to apply

Kyoumu-Tantou
Graduate School of Environmental Science
Hokkaido University
Kita 10, Nishi 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-0810 Japan
E-mail: kyomu (at) ees.hokudai.ac.jp

 

List of possible research subjects (2021)

Title: Monitoring forest cover change due to typhoon/landslides using Geospatial data
Assistant Professor: Ram Avtar

Globally, the number of disasters are increasing dramatically. The main cause of this increase is the high frequency of extreme weather events. Typhoon and landslides are one of the catastrophic hazards affecting forest ecosystem. The impact of these hazards can be minimized using various management approaches. Geospatial data have a potential to monitor and assess forest damage and recovery after these hazards. The aim of this study is to apply geospatial and ground-based information to monitor forest cover changes. Successful candidate is required to have knowledge of geospatial data and tools to engage in relevant research.
 

 投稿日時: 2019-06-04 09:28:24 (6285 ヒット)
Special Grant

Special Grant Program for International Students / Research Assistant Program of Graduate School of Environmental Science (October 2019)

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.

 

Period

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.

 

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.

 

Application Period

Until June 21 Friday, 2019

 

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.

  1. Curriculum vitae with the applicant's photograph
  2. Academic transcript
  3. Graduation certificate
  4. List of publications and presentations in scientific meetings
  5. Research proposal
  6. Direction and comments of potential supervisor and at least one co-supervisor, including proofs of communication between you and the potential supervisors
  7. Master's thesis or other documents in proof of your research ability

 

Reference and address to apply

Kyoumu-Tantou
Graduate School of Environmental Science
Hokkaido University
Kita 10, Nishi 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-0810 Japan
E-mail: kyomu (at) ees.hokudai.ac.jp

 

List of possible research subjects (2019)

Title: Biologically active compounds from cyanobacteria
Professor: Tatsufumi Okino
 

Cyanobacteria are rich source of secondary metabolites. We aim at isolation, structure elucidation, biological activity evaluation and biosynthesis of cyanobacterial metabolites. Especially we are interested in secondary metabolites which could be synthesized by silent genes. We are seeking for a new method to express silent genes of biosynthetic enzymes.
 
Title: Development of novel synthetic methodology toward total synthesis of natural product
Associate Professor: Taiki Umezawa
 

Natural products including halogen atoms are often found in land and marine organisms, and have unique biological activities. Supply of these natural products is required toward further biological studies for human health and environmental material because of trace amount from the natural sources. To synthesize the halogen-containing compounds, effective synthetic methodologies, especially for halohydrin functionality, are limited. Prior to the synthesis of the natural product, the development of new method for the halohydrin functionality has been planned.
 
Title: Preparation of heterojunction nanomaterials and their applications to light amplification and chemical reactions
Professor: Biju Vasudevan Pillai
 

Environmental pollution and global warming by greenhouse gases and other chemicals released by certain industries and automobiles are serious problems facing humanity. These problems are directly related to our ever-increasing energy needs. Therefore, the construction of systems that efficiently produce green and clean energy is an important challenge in science and technology today. Aim of this project is to develop novel metal-semiconductor hybrid nanomaterials for the control of photogenerated charge carriers and excitons and carrying out energy efficient chemical reactions. Such nanomaterials are expected to become primary components of solar energy harvesting and conversion systems. Successful candidates should have sound knowledge on materials chemistry, physical chemistry and electronic spectroscopy.
 
Title: Preparation of defect-free semiconductor nanomaterials with efficient and stable photoluminescence
Professor: Biju Vasudevan Pillai
 

Environmental pollution and global warming by greenhouse gases and other chemicals released by certain industries and automobiles are serious problems facing humanity. These problems are directly related to our ever-increasing energy needs. Therefore, the construction of energy efficient devices such as LEDs and solar cells is an important challenge in basic science and industry. Aim of this project is to develop novel luminescent semiconductor nanomaterials and modify their surfaces with molecular systems, which is for minimizing atomic and electronic defects. Such luminescent nanomaterials are expected to become parts of future LEDs and solar cells. Successful candidates should have sound knowledge on organic and inorganic chemical reactions and electronic spectroscopy.
 
Title: Fundamental study on photocatalytic environmental decontamination
Professor: Bunsho Ohtani
 

Photocatalytic reactions driven by photoirradiated semiconducting materials such as titanium(IV) oxide can be applied to solar-energy conversion and decomposition of environmental contaminants in air and/or water. For the latter, practical application has been successfully performed from the standpoint of engineering. This study aims at clarifying the fundamental aspects of photocatalytic decontamination reaction from the standpoint of their thermodynamics and kinetics.
 

 投稿日時: 2018-11-15 13:30:00 (3270 ヒット)
Special Grant

Special Grant Program for International Students / Research Assistant Program of Graduate School of Environmental Science (April 2019)

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.

 

Period

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.

 

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.

 

Application Period

Until December 12 Wednesday, 2018

 

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.

  1. Curriculum vitae with the applicant's photograph
  2. Academic transcript
  3. Graduation certificate
  4. List of publications and presentations in scientific meetings
  5. Research proposal
  6. Direction and comments of potential supervisor and at least one co-supervisor, including proofs of communication between you and the potential supervisors
  7. Master's thesis or other documents in proof of your research ability

 

Reference and address to apply

Kyoumu-Tantou
Graduate School of Environmental Science
Hokkaido University
Kita 10, Nishi 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-0810 Japan
E-mail: kyomu (at) ees.hokudai.ac.jp

 

List of possible research subjects (2019)

Title: Study on coastal ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR)
Associate Professor: Masahiko Fujii
 

Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) is a concept to alleviate disasters to human societies by maintaining ecosystems and the ecosystem services. This study aims to issue scientific guidelines for applying the Eco-DRR to local societies in coastal regions, especially enhancing functions of coastal ecosystems, such as coral reefs, seaweeds and mangroves. Successful candidates are highly expected to have basic skills in numerical modeling and/or operating satellite data.
 
Title: Study on water exchanges and material circulations through river-lagoon-ocean systems
Professor: Humio Mitsudera
 

Rivers provide ocean with many materials such as nutrients, sediment, pollutants and freshwater which influence ocean circulations, environment and aquaculture. Human also have significant impacts on the land-ocean linkage systems. This study aims to model and analyze water exchanges, mixing processes and material circulations through river-lagoon-ocean systems such as those in Hokkaido. Successful candidates are highly expected to have basic knowledge on physical oceanography, and basic skills in numerical modeling and data analyses.
 

 投稿日時: 2018-05-17 12:00:00 (3543 ヒット)
Special Grant

Special Grant Program for International Students / Research Assistant Program of Graduate School of Environmental Science (October 2018)


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.

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