Inamori Fellowship Program

Graduate and Research Affairs is accepting applications for the Inamori Fellowship Program. Dr. Kazuo Inamori, founder of Kyocera Corporation, has contributed funds to SDSU that our office will use to provide stipends to degree-seeking graduate students. Ten Inamori Fellowships are awarded annually in open competition.

Each Inamori Fellow will receive $5,000 for a 12-month period. There are no duties
associated with receiving a Fellowship, but Fellows will submit a brief summary of their
activities at the end of the award period. Fellows may apply for successive annual awards
through open competition. Recipients will be named “Inamori Fellows” at SDSU.

SDSU degree-seeking graduate students may compete for an Inamori Fellowship. Applicants
must have at least two semesters remaining in their program (i.e. Fall 2010 applicants
graduating May 2011 or later are eligible).

Members of the Student Research Committee will review Inamori Fellowship applications. The
committee includes representation from the Graduate Student Association, the Graduate
Council and the Division of Research Affairs. The application will include statements of:

*Work completed and planned
*Academic background
*Scholarly accomplishments (e.g. awards, publications, presentations)
*Training environment (The committee is interested in the physical facilities that you have
access to including library resources, lab equipment (if applicable), office space,
computing resources. In addition, the availability of time you have to focus on your
research and pursuit of your degree is important. Overall productivity of the research
group is also an area that would be considered “environment.”)
*Faculty mentor recommendation

Complete the Inamori Fellowship application including required signatures.

Save as a single low-resolution PDF file (files exceeding 5 MB and multiple PDF files will
not be accepted) and e-mail the document to the Division of Research Affairs
( No paper submissions will be accepted. Applications must be received
by October 15, 2010. Awards will be announced in late November.

Please direct questions to the Division of Research Affairs (, (619)


Gregory Wilson
Coordinator, Inamori Fellowship Program
Graduate and Research Affairs
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive, MC 8220
San Diego, CA 92182