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Guidelines for FY 2023/FY 2024 International Joint Research to Utilize the Center's Facilities and Equipment

With the aim of promoting academic digital archiving of information concerning Japanese culture, the ARC invites proposals for "International Joint Research to Utilize the Center's Facilities and Equipment" throughout the year. The members of joint research projects can use the ARC' facilities and equipment such as rooms, equipment for digitalization, and cloud storage. It is also possible to create a Virtual Institute or manage a database by using our platform.

Facility and Equipment Rental

The research leader can recruit co-researchers, even after the proposal is adopted. In recruiting, the ARC can provide some support for you.

Research theme that recruits members

GUIDELINES

Eligibility

    • The research leader of the joint research team should be a faculty member/researcher/curator who belongs to a university or a research institution within and outside Japan.
      Note: a graduate student cannot be a leader.

Guidelines for FY 2023 Joint Research to Utilize the Center's Facilities and Equipment

Guidelines for FY 2024 Joint Research to Utilize the Center's Facilities and Equipment

Organization of a research team

  1. A research team consists of a researcher (research leader) or researchers (research leader and co-researchers).
  2. While it is recommended that the team includes a faculty member of the ARC as its team member, you can also apply without one. In either case, the ARC-iJAC's Technical Support Board will support you. Successful applicants can contact the Technical Support Board for more details.
  3. You can recruit (an) additional member(s) after your proposal is selected. The ARC will assist the recruitment.
The Center faculty members

Research period

    • FY 2023: April 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024
      (Or from the date your proposal is accepted if it is applied and selected during the fiscal year)

  • FY 2024: April 1, 2024 - March 31, 2025
    (Or from the date your proposal is accepted if it is applied and selected during the fiscal year)

Research expenses

Any expenses incurred in research activities need to be covered by the research leader or co-researchers.

How to submit a proposal, i.e., "Application Form for International Joint Research to Utilize Facilities and Equipment"

Please submit the application form for International Joint Research to Utilize the Center's Facilities and Equipment by e-mail.
We will send you a confirmation of receipt by the next business day. If you did not receive a confirmation by then, please contact the office of the Art Research Center.
We accept proposals throughout the fiscal year. However, if you wish to start your project from April 1, 2024, please submit your proposal by March 15, 2024.

  1. Application Form
    FY 2023:Application for FY 2023 International Joint Research to Utilize Facilities and Equipment

    FY 2024: Application for FY 2024 International Joint Research to Utilize Facilities and Equipment
  2. Submit to:
    Art Research Center - International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC)
    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 @)
  3. Selection process and notification:
    The Art Research Center will evaluate the research proposals and send out the results by e-mail in about two weeks.
Other

Research outcomes

  1. We strongly encourage you to submit your research outcomes to the Center's academic journal Art Research. We also kindly ask you to actively disseminate your research outcomes in the digital space, such as by submitting them to other academic journals, making them available online, and further developing your database. You can also introduce your research activities and present your research outcomes at one of the International ARC Seminars held twice a month.
  2. After the end of the fiscal year, the research team is expected to submit its research outcomes in a report, which the ARC will publish on its website and include in its bulletin Art Research.
  3. Copyrights related to the research outcomes belong to their authors/creators/database builders.
  4. Research outcomes should be shared with researchers from other universities and research institutions unless there are special circumstances.
    *You can control whether or not the database content of your research project is made available to the public or shared with other projects.

Notes

  1. The research leader and co-researchers can use the ARC's facilities and digital resources by following the ARC's rules.
  2. If he/she would like, the research leader can apply for a visiting researcher of the Kinugasa Research Organization, Ritsumeikan University - the umbrella organization to which the ARC belongs. Note that this is not mandatory.
  3. Before submitting a research proposal, in principle, the research leader needs to secure agreements not only from his or her research organization for applying for the Joint Research but also from the team's co-researchers for their participation.
  4. When you use the ARC's databases and cloud storage, please comply with the Rules on Database System and Cloud Storage Usage, (please refer to the ARC's website) set out by the Art Research Center.
  5. In the case of misconduct, such as research misconduct and misuse of research funds, or in the case in which the ARC determines that the project shall interfere with the normal activities of the center or cause significant disadvantage to the center or the university, the project may be canceled.
Contact us:

Art Research Center - International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC)
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 @)

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