TomoPro! 2024 Crowdfunding Programme for Students Now Accepting Proposals

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 themselves and their community.

The Tomoni Programme (known colloquially as 'Tomopro!'), was first introduced in October 2021. It aims to 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 grants from the Tohoku University Fund, as well as mentorship, professional advice and other (non-financial) support from alumni and members of the university.

  • Eligibility: Individual undergraduate or graduate students, or organizations represented by students enrolled at Tohoku University
  • Details of support: Funding, mentoring etc.
  • Application form:
  • Application period: May 1 - June 9, 2024

Implementation schedule:

Application (May/June) ➡︎ Screening (July) ➡︎ Adoption ➡︎ Crowdfunding (October/November) ➡︎ Project implementation

Students of all nationalities and from all fields of study are welcome to apply, and proposals that reflect diversity are strongly encouraged. Proposals must be for original projects that challenge students to benefit society, solve a social problem and/or improve personal development.

For more details about the programme and application guidelines, please visit:



Tohoku University Fund and Alumni Affairs Office
General Affairs and Planning Department,
Tel: 022-217-6290

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