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, 2018, 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 FY2018. 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 on a half-yearly basis (first semester, 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. While projects in the general program are carried out on a half-yearly basis, projects that submit an application and are selected as continuing projects for the next half year may be carried out for a maximum of one year. 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

Deadline for recruitment Notification of selection results Period of use
First semester February 26, 2018 (Monday),
17:00 [Closed]
Mid-March April 2, 2018 (Monday) – September 30, 2018 (Sunday)
Second semester August 20, 2018 (Monday),
17:00 [Closed]
Mid-September October 1, 2018 (Monday) – March 29, 2019 (Friday)
Intern July 6, 2018 (Friday),
17:00 [Closed]
End July August 1, 2018 (Wednesday) – January 31, 2019 (Thursday)

Application details

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

FY2018

Guidelines for Application Application Forms
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Report of results

  1. A report on the project must be submitted within one month after the completion of the project.
  2. The applicant is required to write an article about the results (about 6 – 8 pages, A4 size) for the Supercomputing News published by the Center. The deadline for the submission of the article is about three months after the completion of the project.
  3. The applicant is required to present the results at a results presentation session. The presentation session for projects selected for the first semester is scheduled to take place in December 2018, and the presentation session for projects selected for the second semester and the intern program is scheduled to take place in June 2019. In principle, travel expenses to the presentation venue, for one person per project, will be covered based on The University of Tokyo’s regulations.
  4. In the event that the results of research conducted under this system are published in an academic journal or other materials, the author is required to state clearly that use of the supercomputer system was provided through the Information Technology Center’s recommendation program for young researchers and women researchers, and to submit a copy of the published material to the Research Support Team.
  5. If a project is selected as an emerging joint research project of the Joint Usage/Research Center for Interdisciplinary Large-scale Information Infrastructures (JHPCN), the applicant may be invited to present the contents of the research or to make a poster presentation of the research results, depending the selection period of the project, at the JHPCN Symposium held in early July every year. (Travel expenses will be paid for in such cases.)
  6. The applicant may be invited to present at seminars, workshops, etc. organized or co-hosted by the Center.

  7. *For the general program, only projects selected as continuing projects for the next half-year are exempted from submitting an article for the Supercomputing News and presenting the results at the results presentation session after the completion of the project for the first semester. An article summarizing the results produced throughout the entire project implementation period (one year) and report on results are required after the end of the implementation period for the continuing project.

Project report

FY2017 FY2018
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English translation of acknowledgements when reporting the research results in academic papers, etc.

Please use the English translations provided below when publishing English papers, etc. after the use of this program.

English title of this program

Initiative on Promotion of Supercomputing for Young or Women Researchers, Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo.

Example of English acknowledgement

This research is partially supported by Initiative on Promotion of Supercomputing for Young or Women Researchers, Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo.

Selected projects

FY2018: Selected projects ( First semesterInternSecond semester ) new

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

Please click here to visit the page on the results presentation session

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.