Application Guidelines for the JWRI International Joint Research Collaborator Program, 2023
( Pioneering Research Project )

Purpose The program allows JWRI International Joint Research Collaborators (JIJReC), joint research collaborators in Japan and JWRI professors organize a research team to conduct a specific research project from the comprehensive point of view.
Eligibility Requirements
for Applicants
Eligible researchers are those who belong to contracting institutions (universities and other research institutions outside Japan) that have academic exchange agreements with JWRI, and also those who are engaged in research activities related to joining and welding.
(Postgraduate students can only apply together with their professor in principle. Undergraduate students are not eligible to apply.)
Research Period For a specified term during the periodfrom April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024. (For Class B, you can apply for multiple years.)

*The JIJReCs are strongly requested conclude their visit to JWRI by the end of February 2024. If it is necessary to visit JWRI in March 2024, please inform the host professor in JWRI of your visit schedule before the end of February 2024.

Joint Research Subjects

(1) Study on Enhancement of Evaluation Method for Hydrogen Cracking of Structural Materials Welds
(2) Micro Joining Utilizing Unique Morphology and Structure for High Performance and Reliability
(3) Development of high-definition wire arc additive manufacturing system using electromagnetic thermal fluid control.

Reports on Results
of Joint Research
Successful applicants are requested to submit a report on the results of the joint research to the host professor in JWRI via e-mail within two months of the end of the visit.
Additionally, as a rule, the researchers are requested to publish the results of joint research in academic journals within one year of the end of the visit, so as to make the results available to the world.
AccommodationThe university guest houses are available for JIJReCs.
Application Procedures Please follow the procedures below for an application. Before submitting application forms, applicants should discuss research contents, research period(s) and any other relevant matters with the host professor in JWRI.
Deadline for submission of applications

January 23, 2023

Determination of acceptance Acceptance of your application is determined through a review by the Board of JWRI. You will be notified of the results by the relevant JWRI authorities. Note that acceptance is classified into three classes:
- Class S: Travel expenses will be paid by JWRI.
- Class A: Travel expenses will be paid by the corresponding Division (Department) in JWRI.
- Class B: Travel expenses are covered by the applicant authorities.
Necessary procedures
when you visit JWRI
All of the JIJReCs are required to visit the administrative office of JWRI for the completion of various procedures.
Travel Expenses For Class S and A acceptances, the JIJReC’s expenses for transportation and accommodation can be paid by JWRI within the range of the budget of each joint research subject in accordance with the regulations of Osaka University.
Please be sure to submit your travel plan and the copy of the receipt for your flights to JWRI no later than three weeks before your travel.
Postgraduate students’ expenses for transportation and accommodation can NOT be paid by JWRI.
Announcements of
the Research Results

When you release the results of research conducted as a JIJReC, you are required to specify that you have utilized the JIJReC program at "The Joint Usage/Research Center on Joining and Welding, Osaka University".

(e.g.: "This Work was performed under the Joint Usage/Research Center on Joining and Welding, Osaka University.")

Treatment of intellectual
property rights
In case of creation of intellectual property through this program, consultation is required to define the ownership of the intellectual property rights between JWRI and the affiliated institution(s).
In principle, each institution’s ownership interest depends on the contribution of each researcher to the invention, and other related matters.

For details and any other relevant matters, please contact the host professor in JWRI.

Contact details and
application destination

11-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka, 567-0047, Japan
Administrative office, Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University

Telephone: +81-6-6879-8678
Facsimile:  +81-6-6879-8689

Important Notes on Completion of the Application Form for the JIJReC Program

・Incomplete and/or inadequate applications may be rejected before review.

・Please choose a joint research subject from the list provided by JWRI.

・Regarding "Reasons for the application", please enter the research objective, contents, and other matters after close consultation with the prospective host professor in JWRI.

・Please specify the research period after close consultation with the prospective host professor in JWRI. As a rule, the research period should be during the period from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024. (The schedule should be set within the term of validity of applicable academic agreements). The specified period may be adjusted in accordance with JWRI’s circumstances.

・On completion of the application by following the above procedures, the application will be automatically sent to your e-mail address as a PDF file. Please check the details to see if there is incorrect information, before sending the PDF application to "", the administrative office of Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University.

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