Form S-1-10: File of Details of Application (items of attached file

Form S-1-10: File of Details of Application (items of attached file)
Challenging Exploratory Research - 1
Purpose of the Research
The applicant shall indicate the general nature of the research and the specific purpose of the research, after succinctly summarizing it and
providing an outline at the beginning, and with the existing academic literature referred to where necessary. In particular, details shall be given
clearly with a focus on the following points. [Refer to the rules relating to the screening and evaluation for grants-in-aid for scientific research.]
1) Scientific background for the research (e.g., domestic and overseas trends related to the research and positioning of the research; how the
applicant has reached the concept based on his or her achievements in earlier research work; and details of achievements of past research
work where the purpose of this project is to attain a greater level of knowledge in a similar field)
2) What will be elucidated and to what extent will it be pursued during the research period
3) Scientific characteristics and expected achievements and significance of the research in the area
Purpose of the Research (Outline)
*Concerning the Purpose of the Research Project, the applicant should succinctly summarize and
describe in detail.
Name of the research
institution
Name of the Principal
Investigator
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Novelty and challenge of the research
Describe concretely and clearly focusing on the following points:
1) In what way does the current research have novel ideas and a challenging nature?
2) Elements which demonstrate that the current research will facilitate the development of new theories, novel ideas and will propose novel
methodology, elements which demonstrate that the current research is promising in that it will yield outstanding research achievements if it
succeeds, etc.
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Research Plan and Method
The applicant should provide details of the research plan and the methods for achieving the objectives of the research in a clear and specific
manner, after succinctly summarizing it and providing an outline at the beginning. The plan should be divided into one for FY2010 and one
for FY2011. The literature should be referred to as needed and main points highlighted. Moreover, where the research plan is being
implemented by a group, indicate the specific roles of the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators (kenkyu-buntansha) (using figures,
tables and other visual aids) In case the research plan is being implemented together with Co-Investigators (kenkyu-buntansha), include the
necessity and rationality of the project members, and the relationship to the purpose of the research from the scientific viewpoint. In addition,
in order to clearly indicate the general view of the research group, state the roles of Co-Investigators (renkei-kenkyusha) and Research
Collaborators [overseas co-researchers, company-employed researchers not eligible to apply for the grants-in-aid for scientific research,
graduate students and others (the names and the number of members may be stated)].
Research Plan and Method (Outline)
*Concerning the Research Plan and Method to accomplish the Purpose of the Research, the
applicant should succinctly summarize and describe in detail.
Name of the research
institution
Name of the Principal
Investigator
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Research Plan and Methods (continued)
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Protection of Human Rights and Compliance with Laws and Regulations (see procedure for application)
Describe the measures and action that you will take if your research involves compliance with the related laws and regulations (e.g. research
requiring the consent and the cooperation of the other party when implementing the research plan, research requiring consideration for the
handling of personal information and research requiring effort regarding bioethics and safety measures).
This applies to surveys, research, experiments which require an approval procedure in an ethics committee inside and outside the research
institution, such as for example questionnaire surveys in which personal information is involved, interview surveys, the use of samples
provided by patients, analysis study of human genome, recombinant DNA experiments, experiments on animals, etc.
Please indicate where this is not applicable.
Rationality and Justification of the Research Costs
The applicant should explain the rationality, necessity and grounds for calculating the research cost to be stated on the following page and
thereafter, based on the scale and organization of the research given in Research Plan and Methods. Indicate the necessity of the cost (e.g.
breakdown) if, in any fiscal year of the research project, any of the costs (equipment, travel expenses, personnel (technical assistant, labor
cost, etc.), and suchlike) exceeds 90% of the entire research funding, or if there is any other predominant cost.
Name of the research
institution
Name of the Principal
Investigator
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(Unit: thousands of yen)
Statement of Costs for Consumables
Statement of Costs for Equipment
See procedures for preparing and entering the proposal for grant-in-aid for Challenging
See procedures for preparing and entering the
Exploratory Research.
proposal
for
grant-in-aid
for
Challenging
Exploratory Research.
FY
Item and Specifications
(Unit price × qty) (Institute where equipment is to be installed)
Amount
(¥)
Amount
(¥)
Item
2010
Statement of Costs for Travel Expenses
(See procedures for preparing and entering the proposal for grant-in-aid for Challenging
Exploratory Research.)
FY
2010
Domestic Travel
Expenses
Item
Amount
Overseas Travel
Expenses
Item
Amount
Personnel (technical
assistant, labor cost, etc.)
Item
Amount
Miscellaneous
Item
Amount
To be filled in and attached by the Principal Investigator
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Application for Research Funding, Current State of Funding and Effort
Since examiners will refer to the information stated here in the second screening (collegial screening) when they discuss whether a research
project will be able to be sufficiently implemented without causing unreasonable duplication or excessive concentration of research funding. It
is necessary that the applicant correctly states the budget for the proposed research project that he or she receives and uses. The applicant
should take into account the following: (1) research funding under application, (2) research funding to be granted and (3) other activities at the
time of application by the Principal Investigator. Distinguish between sources of research funding, if there is more than one. For the exact
method for filling in the necessary data, the applicant should verify the procedures for preparing and entering the proposal for grant-in-aid for
Challenging Exploratory Research.
1) Fill in Effort with a percentage of time allocation (%) necessary for the implementation of the research where the entire yearly working
time is set at 100%.
2) State the title of the research project at the beginning of Research Funding Applied for.
3) In the case of a grant-in-aid for scientific research for “Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Research in a proposed research area)”
or “Scientific Research on Priority Areas”, the applicant should state whether it is “planned research” or “invited research”.
4) Include research funding to be competitively provided by the research institution to which the researcher belongs.
(1) Research Funding Applied for
Funding system, name of
research funding and research
period (e.g., name of the
funding institution)
Research project for which a
grant is applied Challenging
Exploratory Research
(2010)
Title of the research project
(name of the Principal
Investigator)
Role
(Principal
Investigator or
Co-Investigator
(kenkyu-buntan
sha))
Budget for
FY2010
(throughout the
period) (thousands
of yen)
Effort
(%)
Differences in details of research and
reasons for additional application for a
grant for the current research project
Principal
Investigator
Name of the research
Name of the Principal
institution
Investigator
To be filled in and attached by the Principal Investigator
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Application for Research Funding, Current State of Funding and Effort (continued)
(2) Research Funding to Be Provided
Funding system, name of
research funding and research
period (e.g., name of the
funding institution)
Title of the research project
(name of the Principal
Investigator)
Role
(Principal
Investigator or
Co-Investigator
(kenkyu-buntans
ha))
Budget for
FY2010
(throughout the
period) (thousands
of yen)
Effort
(%)
(3) Other activities
State the effort for research and educational activities that are carried out as other
work than the aforesaid research activities under application or to be funded.
Total
100
(Total of the effort in (1), (2) and (3) above)
(%)
Differences in details of research and
reasons for additional application for a
grant for the current research project