JSPS San Francisco held a fellowship information and networking session at University of Washington (November 7). With the generous help of Michelle Drapek (Assistant Director, Fellowships & Awards, Graduate School, University of Washington), participants came to learn about the JSPS’s fully-funded fellowships for research in Japan and to connect with fellow researchers.
The sessions drew a variety of researchers at different career stages from different fields, including late-term doctoral students, postdocs and faculty members.
The JSPS appreciate alumni Steven W. Collins (Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Division of Engineering and Mathematics, School of STEM, University of Washington) for sharing his experience researching in Japan on a JSPS fellowship. His talk was the highlight of the session, providing valuable insight through his first-hand experience.
JSPS also thanks the members from the Japanese Universities Network of the Bay Area (JUNBA), Mari Maruyama(Executive Director, Obirin Gakuen Foundation of America) , Kazuhiko Hasegawa(Regional Director, Osaka University North American Center for Academic Initiatives), Yoichi Aizawa(Executive Director, San Francisco Office, WASEDA USA), for introduction of their universities and 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 will continue to hold regular networking info sessions at universities around the Bay Area. All interested researchers are welcome to attend.
For more information about upcoming info sessions, as well as fellowship eligibility, and other details, please contact the JSPS San Francisco Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at our website: http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-fellow/