Jumps Research Collaboration Program

Applications for 2019 have been closed.


OIST Jumps Research Collaboration Program
”Jump-start networking enhancement in Japan


OIST Research Support Division (RSD) is now starting a call for research collaboration proposals from researchers from universities and research institutions in Japan to our “Jumps Research Collaboration Program” which is designed to utilize our cutting-edge core facilities. The purpose of this program is to enhance our network with universities and research institutions in Japan and to develop the skills of our technical staff. Details of the application procedure are described below. We’re looking forward many applications to this program.

March 8, 2019
Mary Collins, Provost

Application guideline for OIST Jumps Program

1.    Area of call for applications

We welcome applications from wide range of research areas where our cutting-edge core facilities can be utilized. Major research equipment of our core facilities can be found from the link below.

Web page:https://groups.oist.jp/rsd/research-equipment-gallery-0


(1) Faculty member or researcher of universities or research institutes in Japan who is eligible to   conduct this research collaboration as a part of his/her duties of the university/institute. Students are not allowed to be a Principal Investigator of this project but can become a member of the research team. Students should join an insurance program such as “Personal accident insurance for students pursuing education and research (Gakken-sai)” of Japan Educational Exchanges and Services before participating the research collaboration. (Submission of the certificate is not required.)

(2) Research collaboration needs to involve a visit of the Principal Investigator and/or research team member to OIST to work with our Research Support Section. Any plans without visit cannot be selected.

3.  Duration of Research project

Until March 31, 2020 at the latest after concluding Joint Research Agreement

4.  Budget

OIST will fund up to 1 million yen for the costs required for this research collaboration, including travel and research reagents.
Travel budget can be used only for the trip to visit OIST and research reagents must be used at OIST.

5.  How to Apply

(1) As the first step, applicants need to contact the Research Support Section in charge of the research equipment they wish to use. RSD’s major research equipment and e-mail address of Research Support Sections in charge can be found in the equipment group page linked from the page below. Inquires can be made both in English and Japanese.


The Research Support Section will discuss the request with the applicant and confirm that the proposal is feasible.  

(2) Then fill-out the on-line application form and attach a letter of agreement (form 1) with a seal of head of your institution (official seal is required) as a PDF format. After your submission, an automatic reply e-mail for confirmation of receipt will be sent in approximately 15 minutes. Research Support Sections will not provide further confirmation.

6.Administration Office of Jumps Research Collaboration Program

1919-1, Tancha, Onna-son Okinawa, 904-0495
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
Research Support Division Jumps Research Collaboration Program Team
TEL 098−982−3578/098−966−8463
E-mail research-budget*oist.jp
(Replace * by @)

7.Submission deadline

Friday, April 26, 2019

8.Planned number of selection

5 proposals

9.   Notification of Result

Applications will be reviewed by internal review group. The result will be sent to the applicants no later than Friday, May 31, 2019 by e-mail.

10.   Concluding Joint Research Agreement

Joint Research Agreement (designated template of OIST) will be concluded after the selection.

11.Research collaboration report and expense report

Principal Investigators are required to submit a report of outcome of the research to the Administration Office of Jumps Research Collaboration Program above, together with an expense report by no later than April 30, 2020.

12.Publishing results

If the Research Support Section staff member(s) make a significant intellectual contribution to the work, their name(s) should be considered for authorship. In all cases, when the outcome of the research collaboration is made public through publishing papers or other method, please include following texts in the acknowledgement.

This work was supported by OIST Jumps research collaboration program and Core facilities of Research Support Division, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
本研究は、OIST Jumps共同研究プログラムおよびOIST研究支援ディビジョンのコアファシリティの支援を受けたものです。

Please apply from the Online form