With the generous help of the UC Berkeley Research Development Office, over 30 researchers gathered at the UC Berkeley SkyDeck to learn about fully-funded fellowships to Japan and connect with fellow researchers.
The session drew a variety of researchers at different career stages from different fields, including late-term doctoral students, postdocs and professors in physics, space sciences, computer science, as well as public health, environmental design, and psychology, among many others.
JSPS would like to thank JSPS fellowship alumni John Harte, UC Berkeley Professor, Energy and Resources group, and Saidur Rahman Bakaul, UC Berkeley Postdoctoral Researcher, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, for sharing their experiences researching in Japan. Their talk was a highlight of the session, providing valuable insight through their first-hand experiences.
JSPS also thanks Rai Koh, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow from Japan, UC Berkeley Department of Physics, and Satoshi Kabasawa, President of the Japanese Universities Network of the Bay Area (JUNBA) and Professor at Osaka University, for their participation in the short networking event following the session. Their participation added depth to the discussion as they were able to share viewpoints about the state of research in Japan and make connections that could lead to international and interdisciplinary research collaborations.
JSPS San Francisco thanks to all attendees, and will continue to hold regular fellowship information sessions. Upcoming sessions will be held on January 20 2017 at Stanford University and February 8 2017 at the University of California Davis.
For more information about JSPS Fellowships, please click here.