[Call for proposals] Fiscal year 2020 RIKEN-Kyudai Science and Technology Hub Collaborative Research Program
RIKEN and Kyushu University (hereinafter referred to as “Kyudai”) 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 Kyudai, we decided to set up a support program to form a research and development network at RIKEN and Kyudai.
This program aims to support collaboration between different research fields across RIKEN and Kyudai. Through this program, researchers belonging to RIKEN and Kyudai 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 program.
【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 Kyudai faculty member (including designated period teachers).
Both co-leaders must be younger than 40 years old as of April 1, 2020. RIKEN co-leader
must be employed with the Management Expenses Grants and equivalent budgets.
*1 When co-leader of RIKEN is not research PI, approval of the research PI of
his laboratory or team/unit is required.
*2 Co-leaders who were adopted in this program in 2019 can apply again.
*3 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.
from companies can participate in the collaborative research as research collaborators.
* 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.
Each co-leader must submit application documents via e-mail by the application
deadline shown below through the promotion office of the RIKEN Research Center
or Administrative Office of Faculty in Kyudai, to which the co-leader belongs.
E-mail must arrive by 17:00 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Electronic files for the following documents.
1. Research Plan [as PDFfile]
*Write concisely. Also, do not change the font size.
Note that the description frame can be appropriately expanded within
a range not exceeding four pages.
2. Conceptual diagram [as PDF file, style free, A4 size, within 2 pages]
*An illustrative drawing summarizing research plans and research contents
The screening committee members will be selected from both of RIKEN and Kyudai,
and will assess 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.
Kyudai-RIKEN Science and Technology Hub Support Office
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