Joint Usage / Collaborative Research


     The Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) was established at Kyoto University for the purpose of carrying out academic research on natural hazards and multidisciplinary studies for disaster mitigation. Since 1996, many collaborative projects have been carried out under DPRI’s leadership as a national joint usage research institute. In 2010 DPRI was designated as a “Joint Usage/Collaborative Research Center for Multidisciplinary Disaster Prevention Study,” and many collaborative projects have been executed with new collaborative frameworks as a collaborative research center.
     From 2022, the third term of the “Joint Usage/Collaborative Research Center for Multidisciplinary Disaster Prevention Study” will start, in order to continue promoting collaborative projects more extensively with frameworks such as international collaborative researches. We set up the following five themes as the top priority issues, “Great earthquake disaster mitigation,” “Meteorologically extreme phenomenon and disaster,” “Volcanic disaster,” “Implementation science for disaster risk reduction,” and “Global collaboration of disaster research.” Applications for collaborative research related to the above five top priority issues are most welcome. However, applications of collaborative research related to other issues are also accepted.
     Research staffs from National University Corporations, public/private universities, and national/public research institutes are encouraged to apply for funding as a Principal Investigator (PI)※. Evaluations of the proposals will be done by the Committee for Joint Usage/Collaborative Research Center of DPRI.
     ※PI is responsible to DPRI to conduct research and report the results. If a team is formed to conduct the research, only one researcher should be the PI.

Facilities/Equipment open for collaborative projects(Only in Japanese)


Facilities/Equipment open for collaborative projects(Only in Japanese)


2020 Collaborative Research (Application finished)

Forms and Guidelines for Project Report 2020

Forms for Application

Forms for Application




Contact for inquiries:

Uji administration office, Research Promotion Division
E-mail; kyodo(at)dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Tel; +81-0774-38-3350
Fax; +81-0774-38-3369
Address; Gokasho, Uji,Kyoto 611-0011