Open Research Projects (B)

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This program supports international research conferences in Japan addressed by invited researchers affiliated to academic institutions overseas and focused on the humanities and adjacent fields, including philosophy, history, literature, education, art, architecture, and the culture of everyday life.

LUI〈Open Research Projects(B)〉(From April 2021 -)

Name Mai Suzuki
Affiliation University Library
Conference The Origins of the Qin Culture: The Latest Study on the Qin Cultural
Report

LUI〈Open Research Projects(B)〉(From January 2020 – June 2020)

Name Kenryo Minowa
Affiliation Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology
Conference The 4th Biannual International Conference of the Group of 4 Universities in East Asia on Buddhist Studies
Report
Name Natsuko Inada
Affiliation Historiographical Institute
Conference Various Aspects of “Deviation” from the Li-system within the East Asian Royal Courts
Report
Name Fuyuko Matsukata
Affiliation Historiographical Institute
Conference The Indian Ocean, 1600-1800: Expanding Horizons of the Maritime History in Japan

1. Purpose of the Grant
The University of Tokyo Humanities Center (HMC) was founded to serve as a platform for creating and publicizing new academic paradigms through collaboration in the humanities and adjacent fields. The Open Research grant program is one of the research projects being conducted as part of the LIXIL Ushioda East Asian Humanities Initiative (LUI), which was established within the HMC with funding from LIXIL Group Corporation (now LIXIL corporation) and Mr. Yoichiro Ushioda. The program’s objective is to encourage collaborative and creative interdepartmental research in the humanities and adjacent fields in order to promote new research activities with an interdisciplinary, international outlook in Japan and the rest of East Asia. The HMC also hopes that the program will raise public awareness of the outcomes of and prospects for dialogue and cooperation between the humanities and adjacent fields, thereby further raising the academic profile of the University of Tokyo at home and overseas.

2. Eligible Research
This program is designed to support international research conferences in Japan (including workshops delivered online) addressed by invited researchers affiliated to academic institutions overseas and focused on the humanities and adjacent fields, including philosophy, history, literature, education, art, architecture, and the culture of everyday life. The conferences in question should be organized by the applicant or as part of a research project led by the applicant and should not be organized or supported by a university department, academic society, or other organization.

3. Applicant Eligibility
The applicant must be a full-time academic staff member of one of the University of Tokyo departments and organizations belonging to the HMC, namely the Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education, the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the Historiographical Institute, and the General Library. Project researchers and part-time lecturers are not eligible.

4. Grant Amount
Grant amounts will be decided in the course of the prescribed selection process, up to a maximum of 500,000 JPY per project.

5. Invited Researchers from Overseas (Mandatory)
(1) Invited researchers from overseas are to be affiliated to an academic institution outside Japan. Projects may involve more than one invited researcher. (2) The consent of invited researchers from overseas is to be obtained through negotiation on the part of the inviting academic staff member. While applications may be submitted while the negotiation process is still underway, any changes at a later date will require further deliberation by the HMC Steering Committee.

6. Reporting Requirement
A project implementation report (including the date and time, program, list of participants, and details of how the grant was spent) is to be submitted within one month of the conference taking place.