[Call for proposals] RIKEN-Qdai Science and Technology Hub Collaborative Research Program
■Program backgroundRIKEN and Kyushu University (hereinafter referred to as “Qdai”) promote collaboration and cooperation by utilizing the research/development capabilities and human resources of both organizations with the aim of contributing to the advancement of academic and scientific technologies, and human resource development. In order to realize this, the RIKEN-Kyushu University Science and Technology Hub has been established at the Academic Research and Industrial Collaboration Management Office of Kyushu University (AiRIMaQ), and a system and organization has been established to support strategic cooperation. Based on matching funding from both RIKEN and Qdai, we decided to set up a support program to form a research and development network at RIKEN and Qdai.
■Program purposeThis program aims to support collaboration between different research fields across RIKEN and Qdai. Through this program, researchers belonging to RIKEN and Qdai will bring their respective knowledge and technologies to work together to find solutions to problems. It is expected that successful collaborations across fields that were difficult for one organization alone to tackle will be realized. Furthermore, it is hoped that collaborations through this program will lead to the creation of new research areas and the training of young researchers involved in the new research areas.
[Research content to be recruited]
This program covers all research fields, regardless of the basis or application.
[Application Qualification and System]
A joint research group, one of whose co-leaders is a researcher from RIKEN and another is a Qdai faculty member (including designated period teachers). Both co-leaders must be younger than 40 years old as of April 1, 2019.
Collaborative research groups may have research collaborators in addition to co-leaders.
Single fiscal year.
* It is possible to apply again for the call of the next fiscal year as needed (support will not extend to a third fiscal year).
A total amount of 20 million JPY will be allocated to the adopted research plans. The maximum amount that can be applied for per research plan is 3 million yen. It is not possible to carry funds over to the next fiscal year.
[Number of research plans to be adopted]
About 10 research plans. However, the number of adoptions shall change depending on the amount allocated to each plan.
Researchers and graduate students of RIKEN and Qdai can participate in the collaborative research as research collaborators, and visiting researchers and interns from companies can also participate.Co-leader cannot apply for other research plan(s) as co-leader at the same time, but can participate in other projects as a research collaborator.
Co-leaders must submit application documents by e-mail in the following way
E-mail must arrive by 17:00 on Friday, August 23, 2019
Electronic files for the following documents.
1. Research Plan [Excel file]
2. Conceptual diagram [PDF file, style free, A4 size, 2 pages]
An illustrative drawing summarizing research plans and research contents
Application Guidelines (PDF)
Screening Guidelines (PDF)
Research Plan (Excel)
KAKENHI・reviw section table (PDF)
The screening committee members will be selected from both RIKEN and Qdai, and will examine the submitted documents based on the attached “Screening Guidelines”.
※ Since, in some cases, committee members specialize in different research fields to the research plans they are examining, co-leaders must take care to prepare application documents with terms and descriptions that can be easily understood.
■Submission and inquiries
Qdai-RIKEN Science and Technology Hub Support Office