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Call for Application--FY 2022 International Joint Research with Research Fund, ARC-iJAC (Deadline: 10AM, February 3)
January 7, 2022(Fri)

The application for FY 2022 International Joint Research with Research Fund is open until February 3 (Thurs), 2022, 10AM (JST). Successful projects will receive research funds from the ARC-iJAC.

Learn more about the application here.


About the Joint Research Projects

(A)International Fixed Theme Project

An international joint research project that works on one of the following themes set by the ARC, with the center's digital system infrastructure and technical support provided.

1. Joint research to digitally archive and utilize Japanese art and cultural resources at museums abroad.
2. Joint research to construct and/or utilize digital archives targeting cultural resources, such as World Cultural Heritages and intangible cultural heritages in Japan and beyond, which makes international comparative studies possible.
3. Joint research to contribute to the global society beyond the Humanities area by suggesting new ways to utilize cultural resources through the development of digital-archiving technologies to promote digital archives drastically.

(B)International Open Theme Project

An international joint research project that works on an open theme set by the research team. The project is required to utilize the ARC's digital resources listed below and related research material for its research. The leader of the research project should be based outside Japan.

(C)Open Theme Project

A joint research project that works on an open theme set by the research team. The project is required to utilize the ARC's digital resources listed below and related research material for its research.

The list of ARC's digital resources for types (B) and (C):
Japanese history, historical GIS, Japanese art and crafts, Japanese literature, Japanese performing arts, Japanese movies, videogames, TV commercials, etc.

If you would like to continue your research on the same theme funded in FY 2021, please apply for the "on-going research."

How to submit a proposal, i.e., "Application Form for International Joint Research with Research Fund"

Please submit the application form by e-mail. We will send you a confirmation mail by the next business day. If you did not receive the mail by then, please contact the Office of the Art Research Center via the e-mail address below.

Application deadline:

Thursday, February 3, 2022 10:00AM (JST)

Submit to:

Office of the Art Research Center
Research Office at Kinugasa Campus
Ritsumeikan University
E-mail:r-darc (at) st.ritsumei.ac.jp (change "at" to @)

Selection process and notification

The International Joint Research Reviewing Committee of the Art Research Center will evaluate the research proposals. We will send out the evaluation results in late March by e-mail.
Please note that we take the following points into consideration when evaluating proposals:

- Whether or not a project utilizes the database system, digital research resources, and related research materials operated by the ARC to promote international joint research.

- Whether or not a project can lead to a significant research collaboration involving digital archives of cultural resources.

- Whether or not the research plan and research expenses have been well thought out to achieve the research objectives.

- Whether or not a project includes plans to develop its activities internationally. (For Types A and B)

- Whether or not a project is expected to get involved in international activities.

- Whether or not a project is interdisciplinary, combining the humanities and sciences.

- Whether or not a project helps to foster young researchers, such as postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students.

- Whether or not a project is expected to develop new research activities and disseminate research results that would be feasible in the society after the spread of COVID-19 (Society coexisting with COVID-19).


Contact

E. Nakamura, K. Kimura and Emily
ARC-iJAC (Art Research Center - The International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture)
Office of the Art Research Center, Research Office at Kinugasa Campus
Ritsumeikan University
E-mail:r-darc (at) st.ritsumei.ac.jp (change "at" to @)