KAKENHI (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research) Seminar in English

Designed to provide some essential information on KAKENHI (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research) and practical tips for writing good proposals, this seminar best fits beginners to intermediate-level audience planning to write and submit their KAKENHI research proposals in English. Prepare ahead of time to succeed!

I. Who Can Participate?
International faculty and postdoctoral researchers of Hokkaido University (potential KAKENHI applicants with e-Rad registration)

*Please be aware that this seminar is NOT targeted at students who are looking to apply for or currently on JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship programs. It also does NOT target JSPS Research Fellowships for Young Scientists programs.*   

II. Date and Time
Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 5:00pm – 6:30pm

III. Venue
Zoom: Invitation will be sent directly to those who sign up.

IV. Program and Speakers

Part 1. An Overview of the KAKENHI Research Grants 

A short description of what KAKENHI is, including its types, duration, and proposal submission procedures (including the electronic part) with highlights on latest changes. Presented by Dr. Pitambar Gautam (Creative Research Institution / Research Analytics) and Ms. Fumi Ishimura (University Research Administrator / Archaeology).

Part 2. Writing a Good, Strong, and Successful KAKENHI Proposal 

Two guest speakers will provide practical tips for writing good proposals and some simple ways to strengthen proposals in terms of reviewers’ perception that the research is interesting, valuable, and will likely be successful. Presented by Dr. Akira Kakugo (Associate Professor, Faculty of Science / Physical Chemistry ) and Dr. Kevin Wakeman (Assistant Professor, Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education / Biology).

Part 3. Q&A session 

V. Registration for the Seminar【Closed on July 1】
Zoom invitation has been sent to those who registered.

VI. Any Questions?
Contact us here. Please do mention that your inquiry is about this seminar.