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Joint Usage/Research Project

Call for research proposals for Joint Usage/Research project

MMRC is re-authorized by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) as Joint Usage/Research Center for “fungal infectious diseases” in 2016. The aim of the program is to offer an opportunity of collaborative research to the research groups outside of MMRC with MMRC researchers. The program also encourages effective usage of the facilities and bio-resources of MMRC. The applicants should submit a research proposal after close consultation with the host researcher(s) of MMRC. A letter of consent by the head of the institution where the applicant belongs is also required.

  • Research grants: MMRC provides up to 250,000 JPY / year for applicants who are selected by the scientific committee of the program. Spending control of the grants will be done by MMRC.
  • About 30 research proposals will be selected.

Eligible applicants

The eligible applicant is a researcher of university or academic research institute. Proposals are welcome from the researchers with expertise in basic and clinical research for pathogenic microorganisms including fungi, infectious diseases, host defenses and other trans-disciplinary research.

Research Duration

within a year (between April 1, 2024 and March 31, 2025)

How to apply

Please submit “Application form” Word and “Letter of consent” Word to MMRC.


Jan, 4, 2024. Delayed applications will be disqualified.

Submission to

Research Promotion Unit ,
Research Promotion Division, Inohana Area Administration Office ,
Chiba University
1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba City, Chiba, Japan 260-8670
Tel: +81-43-222-7171 FAX: +81-43-226-2489
e-mail: inohana-suishin[at] , [at]=@
Web page:


Proposals will be evaluated by the scientific committee comprising representatives of the related communities.

Notification of the results

March, 2024

Reports of the research

A progress report of the research should be sent to host researcher using “Report form” Word until the end of May, 2025. The reports will be published in “Annual report of MMRC”.
When the research is published in scientific paper, the support from the program should be acknowledged. Example: This study was partly supported by Joint Usage/Research Program of Medical Mycology Research Center, Chiba University (24-※※) “. (※※ is the project number)