Tohoku University is launching another round of its popular "Tomoni" crowdfunding programme which invites students to submit a plan to realise a dream, tackle a social problem or engage in positive activism to improve their community.
The Tomoni (which means "Together" in Japanese) Programme will give students the chance to impact their own future by crowdsourcing their ideas and building a project with sponsors who share their vision.
Selected proposals will be presented on the university's crowdfunding platform and will receive funding of up to 500,000 yen. Alumni and members of the university will provide mentorship, professional advice and other (non-financial) support.
Application form: https://forms.gle/r16unMhxd6HpuNSp9
Application period: July 1 - 31, 2022
More information: https://www.kikin.tohoku.ac.jp/news/news_detail/view_express_entity/19
Students from all fields of study - and all nationalities - are welcome to apply, and diversity is strongly encouraged. Proposals must be for original projects that challenge students to benefit or create new value for society; solve a social problem; and/or improve personal development, leadership and skills.
Applications will be received and reviewed throughout July. Successful applicants will be notified in August and their projects will be presented for crowdfunding in October.
Tohoku University first introduced the Tomoni Programme in October 2021. Eight proposals were selected then for crowdfunding and all projects eventually reached their funding goals. To learn more about the 2021 Tomoni Programme, please visit: https://www.bureau.tohoku.ac.jp/kikin/japanese/students/tomopro/tomopro_en.html
Tohoku University Fund and Alumni Affairs Office
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