4.4 Research Fellows

4.4.1 Research Fellows

Research Fellows are researchers who study in the University as their main research base (even though those who do not have employment relationship with the University) and be engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and scholarly training at the University.  They are excellent researchers (those who are matriculated as student at the University are excluded) who are awarded Research Fellowship for Young Scientists by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) or receive other fellowship, stipend and/or research grant from research funding agencies located in or outside of Japan.  

4.4.2 Acceptance of Research Fellows

Those who want to be engaged in research at the University as Research Fellows shall apply for acceptance in such capacity to the Dean of Faculty Affairs after the approval of the Faculty member who will act as their supervisor. The Dean of Faculty Affairs shall allow their acceptance if it is not deemed to be an obstacle to the education and research of the University.

4.4.3 Duration of an Acceptance of Research Fellows

In principle, the duration of an acceptance as a Research Fellows at the University shall be established on the basis of the duration of the fellowship, stipend and/or research grant awarded by his/her respective agency. In the event that the supporting research funding agency cancels the decision to award or its fellowship or disqualify his/her from fellowship, the Dean of Faculty Affairs may cancel/terminate the acceptance of the individual as a Research Fellow at the University.

4.4.4 Performance of Research Fellows

Research Fellows perform or are expected to perform following activities at the University:

  1. Research Fellows work under the supervision of a faculty member.
  2. Research Fellows are expected to publish, and may be supported towards the publication of the results of their research during the training period.
  3. Research Fellows may be involved with the pre-thesis and thesis work of students working in the Research Unit of their supervising Faculty member.

4.4.5 Compliance

In the same manner as employees of the University, Research Fellows must comply with Japanese laws and regulations as well as OIST’s policies, rules and procedures. If Research Fellows perform the acts indicated as the Reasons for Discipline for Employees of the University, the Dean of Faculty Affairs may cancel the acceptance of the relevant Research Fellows.

4.4.6 Handling of intellectual property created by Research Fellows

Regulations of Chapter 14 of the PRP shall be applied for the handling of intellectual property created by the researches in which Research Fellows engage.

4.4.7 Treatment and regulations of Research Fellows

Treatment and other detailed regulations of research Fellows are described in “Guideline for Treatment and other Regulations of Research Fellows” [Link].

4.4.8 Miscellaneous

Other details shall be separately determined by the Dean of Faculty Affairs.

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