Topo-Q, etc.

Topo-Q International Network

Topo-Q Flyer
Topo-Q_flyer_20160624.pdf(426KB)

【What is Topo-Q?】

“Topo-Q” is a global network that aims to promote the research progress on topological quantum matter by strengthening international collaborations with other international projects and institutions. In order to build and develop the Topo-Q network, we implement various programs including exchange of researchers and hiring postdocs. We also dispatch TMS core members to various management meetings. Furthermore, we will invite counterpart researchers to Japan for building the network.

【Projects and Institutions participating in the Topo-Q network】

The Topo-Q networking is jointly conducted by research projects including “Topological Materials Science (TMS, Japan)”, “CIFAR Quantum Materials (Canada)”, “Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems (EPiQS, Moore Foundation, USA)”, as well as by institutions such as Max Planck Institutes, Stuttgart and Dresden (Germany), Institute-Spin Salerno (Italy), Shanghai Center for Complex Physics (SCCP, China). Equal partnership is assumed concerning the overall financial support of the programs, but under flexible rules.

【Programs offered by the TMS project】

Below, we outline the programs offered by the TMS project. Other projects and institutions in the Topo-Q network are expected to conduct similar but not necessarily the same programs.

(1) J-REP (Junior Researcher Exchange Program)

 In order to promote or accelerate international collaborative research activities between research groups, we support invitation and dispatch of junior researchers (PDs and graduate students) for a few weeks to a few months. Both the junior researcher and the host researcher are expected to belong to one of the organizations of the Topo-Q network, but exceptions are allowed as long as it is beneficial to the Topo-Q activities.

(2) REP (Researcher Exchange program)

 In order to strengthen the Topo-Q research network, we support international invitation and dispatch of researchers ranging from Nobel laureates to junior staff members. The TMS project plans to dispatch assistant and associate professors for up to three months overseas and to invite globally renowned researchers to stay at host research groups for up to a few months.

(3) Topo-Q PD

 We employ PD researchers who work at multiple international bases. We plan to employ at least one PD at a time. The term of employment is for up to 24 months, but negotiable.

【How to apply】

from Japan=Dispatch from Japan / to Japan=Invitation to Japan

      【JPEP】 【REP】
Eligibility from Japan Applicant The leaders and the members of the core research programs of TMS, or the leaders of the solicitation projects of TMS.
JREP・REP Researcher Assistant professors, lecturers, PDs and graduate students from the lab of applicant’s affiliation.
Applicants who fulfill this requirement are also eligible.
Lecturers, associate professors, professors or researchers at equivalent from the lab of applicant’s affiliation.
Applicants who fulfill this requirement are also eligible.
Host researcher of the destination Oversea labs involved in the Topo-Q network, as well as those researchers of any labs suitable/desirable to the research development of Topological Materials Science.
to Japan Applicant The leaders and the members of the core research programs of TMS, or the leaders of the solicitation projects of TMS.
JREP・REP Researcher Oversea labs involved in the Topo-Q network, as well as those assistant professors, PDs and graduate students of any labs suitable/desirable to the research development of Topological Materials Science. Oversea labs involved in the Topo-Q network, as well as those researchers of any labs suitable/desirable to the research development of Topological Materials Science. (Including assistant professors or higher class and senior researchers.)
Host researcher of the destination In principle, the applicant.
Duration from Japan In principle, from ten days up to three months.
Any dispatch under limited purpose of attending international conferences will not be accepted as this program aims at executing residential research abroad.
to Japan In principle, up to three months.
Any invitations under limited purpose of attending international conferences will not be accepted as this program aims at executing residential research abroad.
Range of Support from Japan Travel fees, lodging and per diem supported by Topo-Q will be provided according to the regulations of the Kyoto University or the universities in charge of accounting of this program.
*Please submit the stub of your boarding pass to the TMS office (Kyoto University) or to the administrators in charge in order to process reimbursement.
to Japan Travel fees, lodging and per diem supported by Topo-Q will be provided according to the regulations of the Kyoto University or the universities in charge of accounting of this program.

【Required documents for application】

    【JPEP】 【REP】
1. Application Form
(Specified Format)
from Japan
JREP_shinsei_ver2.xlsx(151KB)
REP_shinsei_ver2.xlsx(150KB)
to Japan
2. Short CV・List
of Publication
(Free format)
from Japan If the JREP・REP Researcher is not a leader or a member of the core research programs, attach a short CV and a list of main publication
(Free format, approximately a total of two to three A4 pages in total.)
to Japan
3. Letter from
host researcher
(Specified Format)
from Japan
JREP_Accept_Ltr.docx(130KB)
REP_Accept_Ltr.docx(133KB)
to Japan A copy of e-mail communications between the JREP・REP researchers and the applicant (Free format). If the JREP Researcher is a student, submit the following letter of request from the PI (from thesis advisor).
JREP_Request_Ltr.docx(266KB)

A copy of e-mail communications between the JREP・REP researchers and the applicant (Free format)