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Application Guidelines for Exploratory Research on Humanosphere Science, 2016

In order to find and promote exploratory research related to humanosphere science, which is the foundation for sustained survival of the human race, the Center for Exploratory Research on Humanosphere, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (hereafter, referred to as RISH) is recruiting those who can take part in joint research on humanosphere science known as “Exploratory Research on Humanosphere Science” with the points below. We hope to receive many applications.

Applicant eligibility

Those following people are eligible to become the research director.

An applicant can apply only one project as a research director. When the project is proposed from outside of RISH, please include one or more instructor(s) at RISH as research collaborator(s) of the project, and assign one of the RISH collaborators as “Person responsible at RISH”. There is no age limitation for research collaborators, but it is suggested that the project is youth-based research.

*Please note the following points as a research director of the proposed project.

If applicant’s position at the belonging institution is like a post-doctorate researcher who works on projects under supervision by another researchers or instructors, please apply as a research collaborator of the research project of your interest. Please also check whether the application may not violate obligations that the applicants may have at the belonging institutions.

Deadline for Applications

May 16, 2016 (Monday)

How to Apply

Fill out the prescribed application form and submit it as an electronic file (Microsoft Word). The format of the application forms may change without notice so please be sure to download applications in the latest format at the link below at RISH website.




Expenses needed for the research is spent from the budget at RISH. (Note for applicants outside of RISH: The allocated budget is transferred to the “Person responsible at RISH”. So please discuss expenses with the “Person responsible at RISH”.): supply expenses, travel expenses, remuneration expenses, fixtures expenses, other (communication/transportation expenses, etc.)

Please be careful that fixtures bought by the research project should be registered to RISH. Please describe use of the budget in detail in order to help review of the application be clearer.

Granting Period

Until March 31, 2017

Granted Amount

Up to 800,000 yen for a project

Where to Send

Takako Ueji (clerk), Center for Exploratory Research on Humanosphere
Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University,
Gokasho, Uji City, 611-0011, Kyoto, JAPAN
E-mail: tueji*uji.kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace “*” with “@”)


Mamoru Yamamoto (director), Center for Exploratory Research on Humanosphere
Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University,
Gokasho, Uji City, 611-0011, Kyoto, JAPAN
Tel: 0774-38-3617 (+81-774-38-3814)
E-mail: yamamoto*rish.kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace the “*” with “@”)


There were 15 projects carried out in the fiscal year 2015. Potential and advancedness involving humanosphere science are major factors in evaluations when conducting reviews. Please bring up the issues presented for adoption in your announcement at the humanosphere mission symposium scheduled to be held at around March 2017 and submit your report on your findings.

Related Links

(For Reference) Issues presented for adoption last year. (Japanese)