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IMSUT Joint Research Project FY2016 Call for Proposals


IMSUT (Institute of Medical Sciences, the University of Tokyo) Call for Proposals "FY2016 IMSUT Joint Research Project" in the following three joint research areas.

(1) Joint Research Area: Development of Cutting Edge Medical Therapies
(2) Joint Research Area: Genome/Cancer/Disease Systems Biology
(3) Joint Research Area: Infectious Diseases and Immunology

For more information about the research, please refer to the URL below.

1. Program outline
The purpose of this program is to provide the opportunity for researchers outside IMSUT to conduct cooperative research activities with IMSUT scientists in the 3 research areas described above.
Successful applicants and project members may use IMSUT facilities by permission of the host scientist involved.

2. Eligibility of applicants
The applicant must be a researcher at a university or public research institute.
*Young scientsts and graduate students are eligible to participate. We look forward to their active participation in the research.

3. Duration of Joint Research
Support period: 1 year, lasting from April 1, 2016 until March 31, 2017.
Support period can be extended up to 3 years, however, an application for extension is required for each fiscal year. For the multi - year joint research application, the selection examination will be conducted based on both of the evaluation for the entire period’s and the single period's research plans.

4. Application Procedure
The applicant is required to submit Application Form "1" and "3" to IMSUT.
Before submitting the application, the applicant must consult closely with the prospective IMSUT host scientist.
Application forms can be downloaded from the following website.
Form 1 (Application for Joint Research Project)    PDF    MS WORD
Form 2 (Report: Progress Report is required from the applicant for each requested extension)    PDF    MS WORD
Form 3 (Letter of Consent and Acceptance Letter). Arbitrary format.
a. Letter of Consent by the head of the institution to which the applicant belongs.
b. Letter of Consent by any other project member, if he/she belongs to an institution other than the applicant's.
c. Acceptance Letter from the prospective IMSUT host scientist.

5. Deadline
December 7th, 2015
Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted regardless of the reason.

6. Submission of Applications
Research Promotion Team
The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo
4-6-1 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8639
Tel:03-5449-5205 Fax:03-6409-2017

7. Notification of Selection Results
Notification of the selection results will be made in writing by the middle of March 2016.

8. Research Funding
IMSUT will cover the expenses to conduct the approved Joint Research Project such as expendable supplies used at IMSUT, domestic travel expenses between IMSUT and the applicant's institution, etc, up to 1,000,000 yen per fiscal year.

9. Report Submission (Please submit when the FY has been over (4.Form2).)
Assignment for the single year joint research
At the end of FY2016, a research-completion report should be submitted in the prescribed format.
Assignment for the multi- year joint research
At the end of every fiscal year(except for the last fiscal year), a progress report should be submitted in the prescribed format. If no change has made since the previous progress report, there is no need to submit it again.
At the end of the research period, a research results report should be submitted in the prescribed format.
*All of the reports should be submitted to "Research Promotion Team" mentioned in the article 6.
*Further details such as how to write the report, due date will be provided later.
*At the end of the research period, we will have a questionnaire on this project. Your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.

10. Public Viewing of the Report
A progress report and a project completion report will be published on the website of IMSUT. The report should be submitted with particular attention to matters related to intellectual property.

11. Submit Scientific Paper
When a scientific paper is to be published with the support of this project, it should contain an acknowledgment of the project's support.
・Project Name: Joint Research Project of the Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo
・Example Sentence of an Acknowledgment: This study was supported (partly) by the Grant for Joint Research Project of the Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo.

12. Intellectual Property Right
In principle, the attribution of intellectual property rights should be determined by consultation between the applicant and the acceptant.