Tohoku Forum for Creativity Invites Thematic Program Proposals for 2026

The Tohoku Forum for Creativity (TFC) is inviting proposals for the thematic program for the 2026 academic year, which runs from April 2026 - March 2027.

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 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 2026 - March 2027
To submit a proposal:
Deadline: September 16, 2024

For more details and submission guidelines, please visit the homepage.

Successful proposals will get:

  • 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 logistic 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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