Supercomputing Division, Information Technology Center, The University Tokyo

Use by young researchers and women researchers


The Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo (hereafter, “the Center”) offers a public recruitment program for young researchers (40 years old or below as of April 1, 2020, including students) and women researchers (regardless of age) using large-scale computational resources such as supercomputers and large-scale network devices for their research.
The Center is now calling for research proposals by young researchers and women researchers for FY2020. Upon screening by faculty of the Center, dozens of research proposals are selected each year. Selected projects may use the computational resources applied for at no charge.
A general program, which recruits research projects in first semester and second semester, as well as an intern program, targeted at undergraduate and graduate students and based on the assumption of usage mainly during the summer period, are available. The general program (first semester, second semester) recruits research projects carried out by individuals. The general program is carried out on a yearly basis or a half-yearly basis (in case of second semester, a half-yearly basis only). The intern program recruits research projects that are carried out by individuals or in research groups comprising two or more members.
Of the projects selected under the general program, projects that are particularly outstanding, and which fulfill the criteria of emerging joint research projects under the Joint Usage/Research Center for Interdisciplinary Large-scale Information Infrastructures (JHPCN), will be recommended by the Center to JHPCN as an emerging joint research project. If the project is selected as a JHPCN emerging joint research project after screening by JHPCN’s screening committee for emerging joint research projects, it may be given the opportunity of making a presentation at the JHPCN symposium held in July every year. After the completion of the selection of projects under this system, and based on the results produced, high expectations are placed on the progress of these projects to become public recruitment joint research projects (general projects, international projects, corporate projects) of JHPCN. Projects selected under the intern program will not be recommended as JHPCN emerging joint research projects.

Recruitment schedule

Recruitment period Notification of
selection results
Period of use
First
semester
January 27, 2020 (Monday), 9:00 -
February 25, 2020 (Tuesday), 17:00
Mid-March * Half-yearly basis
April 1, 2020 (Wednesday) -
September 30, 2020 (Wednesday)
* Yearly basis
April 1, 2020 (Wednesday) -
March 31, 2021 (Wednesday)
Second
semester
July 20, 2020 (Monday), 9:00 -
August 31, 2020 (Monday), 17:00
Mid-September * Half-yearly basis
October 1, 2020 (Thursday) -
March 31, 2021 (Wednesday)
Intern June 8, 2020 (Monday), 9:00 -
July 3, 2020 (Friday), 17:00
End July August 1, 2020 (Saturday) -
January 31, 2021 (Sunday)

Application details

Please click here for the application details for use by young researchers and women researchers.

Selected projects

(Japanese version only)

FY2020: Selected projects ( First semester )new

FY2019: Selected projects ( First semesterSecond semester )

FY2018: Selected projects ( First semesterInternSecond semester )

FY2017: Selected projects ( First semesterInternSecond semester )

FY2016: Selected projects ( First semesterInternSecond semester )

FY2015: Selected projects ( First semesterInternSecond semester )

FY2014: Selected projects ( First semesterSecond semester )

FY2013: Selected projects ( First semesterSecond semester )

FY2012: Selected projects ( First semesterSecond semester )

FY2011: Selected projects ( First semesterSecond semester )

FY2010: Selected projects ( First semesterSecond semester )

FY2009: Selected projects ( First semesterSecond semester )

Results presentation session

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Submissions/Inquiries

Research Support Team, Information Strategy Group, Information Systems Department, The University of Tokyo

Tel: 03-5841-2717
E-mail:Email address for public recruitment inquiries
(Please include “Young researchers” in the subject field)

*Please submit documents in PDF format.