The Institute for Planetary Materials (IPM), Okayama University was established on April 1, 2016 via reorganization of the Institute for Study of the Earth’s Interior (ISEI). The mission of IPM is to study the origin, evolution and dynamics of the Earth and other planets and the origin of life. As a Joint Use/Research Center for Earth and planetary materials science designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), we offer Joint Use/Research opportunities to both domestic and overseas researchers in research fields related to Earth and planetary materials science. Innovative applications for joint use/research are welcome. However, at moment, due to Covid-19 it is difficult to visit this institute from overseas. Therefore, applications which do not need travel from overseas will be considered.
Starting from the 2019 fiscal year, we newly designated five research categories for Joint Use/Research at IPM (hereafter called the Joint Research) as described below in order to further promote Joint Research in research fields related to Earth and planetary materials science. These include joint research conducted at IPM by international/domestic researchers in collaboration with faculty of IPM, research conducted via joint use of facilities of IPM by international/domestic researchers, workshops sponsored by IPM, and intern-type joint research sponsored by IPM. We welcome not only proposals that further promote research conducted at IPM, but also research in areas that are complementary, as well as those that accelerate the research activity of IPM as a research center for earth and planetary materials science. Applications that are considered to have particular academic importance and expected to produce outstanding results will be considered in priority. For the second call, we wish to support in particular research activities by researchers or graduate students including undergraduate working on a thesis affected by the pandemic of COVID-19 for General joint research and Joint Use of facility as below.
For further details please check the specific website: Application for Joint-Use Research.