Application Guidelines for Exploratory Research on Humanosphere Science, 2021

Updated: 2021/04/15

Application Guidelines

April 15, 2021

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

※We do not have age limits, but applications from young researchers are as welcomed.

Those following people are eligible to become the research director.

  • Full-time instructors (including specific fixed-term instructors), full-time instructors of national and public research institutes, or full-time researchers (including researchers of a National Research and Development Agency or Incorporated Administrative Agency) who are eligible to apply for “Grant-in-aid for Scientific Research”.
    (Applicant from abroad should correspond to the conditions shown above.).
  • Those who are seen as adequate by research team leaders of other centers for exploratory research.

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”.

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

  • Application from abroad: It is possible to apply a project from abroad. However, please consult thoroughly with the research collaborators at RISH on how the research is conducted and how the budget is used because the bookkeeping of the budget is carried out within RISH. We recommend that such proposal from abroad is submitted by the “Person responsible at RISH”.

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.

  • When researcher(s) publish paper(s)/letter(s)/report(s)/etc basend on accepted research, you consider to add co-author(s) of RISH or you must wirte acknowledgement of “this research is supported by Humanosphere Mission Reserch (or Exploratory Research on Humanospheric Science)”.
    You also must send copy of published paper(s)/letter(s)/report(s)/etc to Center of Exploratory Research on Humanosphere, RISH.
  • If you apply patent(s)/etc based on accepted research, you must report it atory Research on Humanosphere, RISH.

Deadline for Applications

May 20, 2021 (Thursday)

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. (Please prepare the application form within two pages.)


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, 2022

Granted Amount

Up to 500,000 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, Kyoto 611-0011, JAPAN
E-mail: rish-center* (replace “*” with “@”)

We will send you an acceptance notice of your application within 3 working days. If you do not receive the e-mail, please contact the address above.


Naoki Shinohara (director), Center for Exploratory Research on Humanosphere
Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University,
Gokasho, Uji City, Kyoto 611-0011, JAPAN
E-mail: rish-center* (replace the “*” with “@”)


There were 8 projects carried out in the fiscal year 2020. Potential and advancedness involving humanosphere science are major factors in evaluations when conducting reviews. Since we may lower the evaluation on a continuing project that spans multiple fiscal years, please explain why it should be a continuing issue. Please bring up the issues presented for adoption in your announcement at the humanosphere mission symposium scheduled to be held at around March 2022 and submit your report on your findings.

Related Links

RISH Research Mission website
(For Reference) Issues presented for adoption last year.


  • 2021application4exploratory_research_en.docx
  • 2021application4exploratory_research_en.pdf (For confirmation)

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