Application Guidelines for Joint Research at Overseas Research Stations Fiscal Year 2021

The Institute of Tropical Medicine Nagasaki University (hereinafter “NEKKEN”) is the only public research institution under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. It is certified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as a joint usage and joint research “Tropical Medicine Research Center”. In addition to applications for general joint research and research seminars, NEKKEN will be accepting applications for the following overseas joint research projects.

1. Applications (Joint Research at Overseas Research Stations)

We are accepting applications from among research facilities and networks throughout Japan formed to conduct research on infectious diseases who wish to collaborate and implement joint research at our overseas research stations in Kenya and Vietnam.
NEKKEN is accepting applications for the following fields:

  1. Collection of causative strains of mycoses and causative fungi and the establishment of a preservation and distribution system, epidemiological research, the training and so forth of young researchers, and the challenges of strengthening bioresources and revitalizing mycosis research in the region.
  2. Clinical epidemiology research and treatment / vaccine development research for AIDS.
  3. Other research issues related to infectious diseases.

Please note that the research period is one year; however, an application for continuation of research is possible.

For further details, please visit the NEKKEN website at the link below:
http://www.tm.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/nekken/en/joint/

2. Amount to be allocated

Expenses required for joint research will be determined in accordance with the contents of the application upon discussion by the Steering Committee for NEKKEN's Tropical Medicine Domestic and Overseas Research Stations.

The estimated number of applications to be accepted will be around two, and five million to ten million Japanese yen will be allotted respectively. This amount is only a guideline and may vary depending on the content of the assignment and the total budget allocated to the station.

3. Eligibility

A researcher who is a university faculty member or member of another research institution, or is the head of a joint usage / joint research station of a national university. Research organizations can include graduate students and researchers from overseas research institutions.

4. Application Procedures

Application documents

One copy should be submitted, and the form can be downloaded in Word or PDF format from the NEKKEN homepage below:
http://www.tm.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/nekken/en/joint/
Application Form for Collaborative Research with Overseas Research Stations (Form D)

Deadline for submissions

Application deadline of 29 January 2021 will be strictly enforced

Sending address

Send via Word or PDF attachments, or by post. When sending by Word or PDF entitle the email “Application Form for Collaborative Research with Overseas Research Stations Attachment” and send to the Tropical Medicine Research Development Division at soumu_nekken@ml.nagasaki-u.ac.jp
If the contents of your file exceeds the maximum of 2MB, please contact us.
Please make sure to check your inbox for confirmation your application has been received.

When sending by post, please write “Collaborative Research with Overseas Research Stations Application Documents Enclosed” in red ink on the envelope and send to the following address:

Tropical Medicine Research Development Division
The Institute of Tropical Medicine Nagasaki University
1-12-4 Sakamoto, Nagasaki City, 852-8523, JAPAN
Phone: 095-819-7803

5. Results

Applicants will be notified of the results by the end of March 2021.

6. Notification of Joint Research

The applicant (representative) should submit a report in the prescribed format to the Tropical Medicine Research Support Division at soumu_nekken@ml.nagasaki-u.ac.jp as soon as the joint research is completed. In addition, the results of the joint research may be presented at the project report meeting held by the steering committee.

7. Handling of intellectual property rights

Nagasaki University Joint Research Regulations shall apply mutatis mutandis to the handling of intellectual property rights arising from the implementation of joint research.

8. Publication of results

When publishing research results in academic papers and so forth, be sure to add the results of the joint research and mention the use and so on of the facilities of NEKKEN in the Acknowledgments column.

Examples:

This work was partly conducted at the Joint Usage / Research Center on Tropical Disease, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University. (※2021-Kyoten-1, 2021- Kyoten-2, ・・)
or
This work was supported by the Joint Usage / Research Center on Tropical Disease, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University. (※2021- Kyoten-1, 2021- Kyoten-2, ・・)

In addition, please send us the details by e-mail or other means. If possible, submit one copy (PDF) and one poster to the Tropical Medicine Research Development Division at soumu_nekken@ml.nagasaki-u.ac.jp

We would also like to concentrate on the disclosure of information. Submitted reports and published papers will be posted in the Institute's activity reports, annual reports, on the NEKKEN website, and particularly outstanding results will be publicized in outlets such as the mass media.
(Please contact us in advance if there is a problem concerning the publication of material.)

Please note that when publicizing through outlets such as the mass media, we will make inquiries in advance regarding the advisability of disclosing information.