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2018年09月13日

Workshop on the Application Document for KAKENHI (for UTokyo Members)

We would like to announce the upcoming event, “Workshop on the Research Proposal Document for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Application Document for KAKENHI)” intended for UTokyo faculty/staff members.

The past workshops on the application document for JSPS Research Fellows, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science were held as the programs for alumni of “The University of Tokyo Future Faculty Program (UTokyo FFP),” and have been highly appreciated.
UTokyo FFP: https://utokyofd.com/ffp/about/
Reports of past workshops: https://utokyofd.com/information/post-2132/

Therefore, we decided to hold a “Workshop on the Research Proposal Document for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Application Document of KAKENHI)” intended for UTokyo faculty/staff members. This time, we focus on the two categories: “Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research” and “Early-Career Scientists.”

We call for applications of the following types of participants. We look forward to your application.
-Those who would like to create the application document for KAKENHI (Mentees)
-Those who have had their research project adopted before and are willing to support the mentees (Mentors)

Please refer to the following for more details on the workshop.

◆ Overview
No matter how excellent the research may be, it wouldn’t be appreciated by the KAKENHI referees if they cannot realize its excellency.
This workshop is for examining whether the research question you have is described appropriately in the application document. (Please note that the workshop is not for the purpose of discussing the pros and cons of the research question itself.) It is for sharing information with each other and receiving feedback from those who have had their research adopted before to figure out how to make yourself understood on the document.

◆ Date/Time/Venue (Details of the venue are to be announced.)
Part 1: Sunday, September 30th, 2018, 14:00–17:00
Workshop on the Application Document for KAKENHI @Hongo Campus
Part 2: Sunday, October 7th, 2018 14:00–17:00
Workshop on the Application Document for KAKENHI @Hongo Campus
(Both days have the same program. You can join both or either of them.)

◆ Advantages to join the workshop as a mentor
You can share the findings in creating the application documents with other mentors.
The exchange is expected to be helpful to your future application for a research grant.

◆ Workshop Schedule (Both days have the same schedule.)
14:00–14:15 Introduction
Self-introduction of participants; Briefing of today’s schedule

14:15–15:20 Review of an example of an application document
Participants will identify the points of creating application documents by thoroughly reading an example of an application document created by an instructor and having a discussion on what they should be careful about.

15:20–15:30 Break

15:30–17:00 Peer review of application documents
Participants will pair up, read their partner’s application documents, and exchange feedback.
The combination of mentees will be decided by whether they have had their research adopted before or not (e.g., those who have will pair up with those who have, and those who never have will pair up with those who never have). (For the latter combination, we will assign mentors as much as possible.)

◆ Preparation before the Workshop
-Registration with Cybozu (mentees and mentors)
We use “Cybozu Live” (groupware service) for information exchange in the workshop.
On the registration with the workshop, we will send you the sign-up URL for Cybozu Group. Please proceed with the registration steps using the URL.

-Creating the draft of the application document for KAKENHI (mentees)
Create the draft of the application document by the day before the workshop and upload the file to the shared folder named “申請書(記入済)” in the Cybozu Group.
Please name the file as follows: The date of the workshop you join yyyy.mm.dd_application document_2017_name of the category_your name_v1.docx.
Example: 2018.10.07_application document_2018_Early-Career Scientists_LuiYoshida_v1.docx

-Self-evaluation of the application document for KAKENHI using the checksheet (mentees)
Please download the checksheet from the URL below and check your own application document.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zosml1cjaz4elye/2018.09.12_%E7%A7%91%E7%A0%94%E8%B2%BB%20%E3%83%81%E3%82%A7%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B7%E3%83%BC%E3%83%88%EF%BC%88%E5%9F%BA%E7%9B%A4%E3%80%81%E8%8B%A5%E6%89%8B%EF%BC%89_v1.0.docx?dl=0
Please upload the file to the shared folder named “チェックシート(記入済)” in the Cybozu Group by the day before the workshop.
Please name the file as follows: The date of the workshop you joinyyyy.mm.dd_checksheet_name of the category_v1.0_your name.doc.
Example: 2018.10.07_chceksheet_Early-Career Scientists_v1.0_LuiYoshida.docx

◆ For mentees, please bring the following items to the workshop. (*Mentors do not need to bring any items.)
-Draft of the application document (two copies for those who have had their research adopted before; three copies for those who never have)
-PC (if necessary)

◆ Notes
-It is prohibited to share the information of other participants’ documents outside the workshop.
-Joining the workshop does not guarantee the adoption of your research.
-The organizers/operators do not bear any responsibility for the disadvantages caused by joining the workshop.
-We would like to assign mentors for the participant pairs as much as possible if neither of the pair has had his/her research adopted before, but please note that we cannot promise it. (The decision on whether we assign a mentor or not will be made based on the order of application.)

◆ Application Form
Please fill in the necessary information by the day before the workshop.
Mentees (those who prepare the document): https://goo.gl/forms/ZTVA0HUaYg1v8r0C2
Mentors (those who help the mentees): https://goo.gl/forms/skfnNYpneA41mQje2

If you have any questions, please contact us via the inquiry form.

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