The Kyoto University Primate Research Institute offers the Cooperative Research Program for researchers who wish to conduct primatological research through or at our institution. This program enables interested parties to use our animal collections, materials and research facilities/equipment, as well as access our field sites within Japan. Furthermore, we can provide visiting researchers accommodations at our on-campus dormitory.
If you are interested in this program, please submit an application form using the designated method described in the application guidelines.
There are three research categories: (1) Planned Research Projects; (2) Individual Research Projects; and, (3) Continuously Accepted Research Projects. We provide research expenses for projects accepted within the Planned Research Projects and Individual Research Projects categories. We recruit researchers for the Cooperative Research Program once a year, with applications due in January. We accept applications for Continuously Accepted Research Projects throughout the year. Each year, we support on average 120 projects involving 300 researchers through this program.
The Cooperative Research Program consists of A: “Planned Research Projects”, B: “Individual Research Projects” and C: “Continuously Accepted Research Projects”.
This cooperative research will be carried out under close collaboration with non-PRI researchers and PRI faculty members as promoters.
Summary of the assigned projects (in parentheses: the prospective host (corresponding) researcher; underlined: principal researcher)
The “Individual Research Projects” accepts the applications of long-term investigation, observation and experiments. Instead of the recent achievements, PRI puts importance on the necessity and the solid plan of the research.
Research facilities, subjects, data, and samples are all available at PRI. These facilities, subjects, data, and samples must be used appropriately. Books and journals are also available. Regarding the adoption of research in the middle of the year, as a rule, you are eligible to apply only for research in which multiple use of your subject animals is possible. Please contact the prospective host (corresponding) researcher about this in advance. Travel and research expenses will not be supported.
For reservation, please make arrangements through your host researcher and apply to Cooperative Research Section.