Tohoku Forum for Creativity Invites Thematic Program Proposals for 2025

The Tohoku Forum for Creativity (TFC) is inviting proposals for its thematic program for the 2025 academic year.

Thematic programs consist of the long-term stay of invited researchers, and the hosting of multiple events such as conferences, workshops and tutorial sessions. They also aim to find solutions to important global problems, facilitate interdisciplinary research, and inspire young researchers.

Proposals can be from any branch of research, and can be submitted by researchers working at any institution around the world, as long as at least one member of the organizing committee is from Tohoku University.

Program period: April 2025 - March 2026
To submit:
Deadline: September 30, 2023

For more details and guidelines, please visit:

Successful proposals will receive:

  • financial support of up to 10,000,000 yen (for Type A) and up to 5,000,000 yen (for Type B) to go towards travel and other expenses
  • help with program planning and other administrative and logistical support
  • the use of the House of Creativity, which has a lecture theater, discussion areas and office space for invited researchers

TFC is a premier international visitor research center, established in 2013 to facilitate collaborative research that identifies and addresses urgent global issues. It also aims to develop innovative ideas and deeper theoretical foundations through intensive, focused discussions.


Tohoku Forum for Creativity
Tel: +81 (0)22-217-6094

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