The Kyoto University Interdisciplinary Research Promotion Center has begun accepting applications for the 4th Interdisciplinary Research Idea Contest.A contest established in 2010 to promote education and research that crosses multiple disciplines, it is held every year to provide a place for researchers to collide with themes and study each other beyond the boundaries of the field.

 According to Kyoto University, the recruitment target is a team of two or more researchers from different fields, represented by researchers at Kyoto University.Teams including students, graduate students, and outsiders (universities, companies, government agencies, etc.) can also apply.

 Applicants apply by expressing bold research presentations and ideas that are not bound by precedent on a conceptual diagram (so-called ponchi-e) on a single A3 sheet. In addition to Kyoto University faculty members, the first screening will be conducted by a private screening committee consisting of reliable researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and creators.Those who have passed the first screening are determined by the comprehensive evaluation of the written screening, and those who pass the screening will participate in the final screening.In the final round, each person will give a presentation for about 1 minutes, and then a free discussion will be held with the judges and other application teams.The judges are planned to be four on-campus and four off-campus, including President Juichi Yamagiwa.An incentive of 1 million yen will be given to the highest award.

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