Information for Researchers at KUT

Research funds

Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research [KAKENHI]

Application

The 2021 Application for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research is now open. If you would like to apply for a grant, please follow the instructions below.

*Instructions*
1) Check your application eligibility and select suitable research categories

You can check Kakenhi application eligibility and research categories from the URL below.

Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (JSPS)
https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-grants/grants09.html

<Research categories>
- Specially Promoted Research
- Scientific Research (S)
- Scientific Research (A/B/C)
- Challenging Research (Pioneering/Exploratory)
- Early-Career Scientists

2) Please complete KUT internal questionnaire using Google Forms (which was sent via KUT e-mail on 4 September 2020). The deadline for this internal questionnaire is 30 September.

3) Submitting an application form
You can submit your application form through the Kakenhi Electronic Application System at:
https://www-shinsei.jsps.go.jp/index.html

Page for downloading grant application guidelines and application forms
https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-grants/grants09.html

[Deadline 1] 16 October, Friday
*The Research Support Section will check your application documents
and provide feedback if you submit your application by 16 October.

[Deadline 2] 29 October, Thursday *FINAL Submission Deadline*

If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact us at:
<renkei@ml.kochi-tech.ac.jp>

KAKENHI Handbook

You can dowload the latest version of KAHENHI handbook from the link below.

Handbook on the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research 2020

Related Links

Other external funds

We share the external funds information from the URL below. There are some external funds that you can make applications in English but they are limited.

If you have any inquiries, please contact to Research Support Section.

Research Support

Research advisors

Research advisors provide support in the research funds application process, by clarifying inquiries, reading, giving feedback and commenting on applications. They also can give you advices on your research activities.

If you would like to get some help from them, please feel free to contact them via email.

NameTitleContact
HATTA, Akimitsu Dean, Professor, School of Systems Engineering hatta.akimitsu@kochi-tech.ac.jp
KUSUMI, Masaaki Program Officer kusumi.masaaki@kochi-tech.ac.jp

We offer KAKENHI advisors who can give you valuable tips on KAKENHI application as well. Details will be available when KAKENHI application is open.

Mentors

Mentors (Senior researchers) at KUT have a wealth of knowledge and work experience that they can use to support junior researchers just starting out their research careers (mentees). They provide mentoring opportunities where the two can come together to discuss and resolve career issues, struggles in research settings, and other problems. What you share with your mentors will almost always remain confidential.

If you would like to get some help from them, please feel free to contact them via email.

NameTitleContact
CHONO, Shigeomi

Vice Dean, Professor, School of Systems Engineering

chono.shigeomi@kochi-tech.ac.jp
IWATA, Makoto

Director, Research Institute

Professor, School of Information

iwata.makoto@kochi-tech.ac.jp

Research ethics

Based on the Japanese government guideline, all the researchers who are engaged in research at KUT must take "Research ethics course" through e-learning at the latest before applying for the external funds preferably right after their arrival at KUT. The details will be sent by Research Support Section later. You should start taking it as soon as you receive the details.

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