With the generous support of Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Japan Program, Stanford researchers gathered at the Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall to learn about fully-funded fellowships to Japan and make inter-departmental connections.
The session drew a variety of researchers at different career stages from different fields, including late-term doctoral students, postdocs and professors in economics, civil and environmental engineering, biology, classics, and genetics, among others.
JSPS would like to thank JSPS fellowship alumni and Stanford Professor Gregory Deierlein, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford Assistant Professor Justin Gardner, Department of Psychology, and Stanford Professor Larry Leifer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 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 Tomohiro Fujita, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow from Japan, Stanford University Department of Physics, Yukako Komaki, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow from Japan, Stanford University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Satoshi Hattori, Vice President of the Japanese Universities Network of the Bay Area (JUNBA) and Executive Director at Waseda USA, 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 all attendees, and will continue to hold regular fellowship information sessions.
Upcoming session: February 8 2017, University of California, Davis.
For more information about JSPS Fellowships, please click here.