--Discussion and Information Exchange with the University of Amsterdam, Grant Support --
Within the framework of The Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities,
the "workshop for promoting international research operations at Osaka University"
is scheduled for Osaka University's researchers and research support staff
to learn European research funding opportunities
for Japanese researchers, Osaka University's management for overseas research funding opportunities,
and support scheme for young researchers.
February 15(Mon),17(Wed),and 18(Thu), 2016
Outline of sessions are below
Osaka University Suita Campus, 1st floor of Cybermedia Center, Cybermedia Commons
（Please note that the social event will be held at Suita Campus, Office for University Industry Collaboration, Building B in the 1st floor meeting room）.
3. Target Participants
Osaka University's research support staff (including specially appointed administrative staff), who are involved with research support, research promotion, and international relations, or anyone interested in these areas of work.
Osaka University's academic staff (including specially appointed staff), who are interested in / involved in international joint research.
Click here for your registration
Please enter personal data on the online registration form before February 1 in the link (for each event registration will close after reaching the limit for participants)
Expenditures relating to participation must be born by the participants' respective departments and section. The fee for participating in the social event (1,500JPY) must be paid by the individual participants.
English with Japanese language support (reference material in English and Japanese and bilingual URAs will provide translation assistance during the Q&A sessions).
Support Office for Large-Scale Education and Research Projects(LSERP), Osaka University
Support Office for Large-Scale Education and Research Projects (Contact: Kawahito, for inquiries about the content)
Support Office for Large-Scale Education and Research Projects,
Department of Research Promotion, Research Promotion Division (Contact: Hanaoka, for inquiries about administrative procedures)
firstname.lastname@example.org（川人 Kawahito・花岡 Hanaoka）
Sessions1~3 are separate sessions and participants can register for each ones.
Participants can also participate in the information exchange/social event on Mon. 15 between 17:30--19:00（participation for the information exchange/social event is 1500 JPY. The venue is the 1st floor meeting room in the Office for University-Industry Collaboration Building B).
OU=Osaka University, UvA=University of Amsterdam
February 15 (Mon) 13:00--16:30 pm Session1. Know your partner, know yourself（50 persons）
a)Introductions and outlines of both universities and of their research support systems
b)Introduction of good practices for research support at both universities
- OU support cases: central research support office(LSERP), Immunology Frontier Research Center(IFReC), and Faculty of Law Faculty of Science
- UvA support cases: grant application support and lobby activities
February 17 (Wed) 9:30--12:00 Session2. How to support young and early career researchers (30 persons)
a)Introduction of measures for supporting young researchers
- OU : grant support for the "Research Fellowship for Young Scientists" program and support of the program for promoting international recognition of OU research results
- UvA : coaching for young researchers
b)Discussion of measures to improve support of young researchers
February 18 (Thu)9:30--12:00 Session3.How to manage overseas research funding opportunities (30 persons)
a)Introduction and outlines of both universities' pre- and post-award of overseas research funding
b)UvA: Information on the possibilities of participation in Horizon 2020 for Japanese Universities
c)Discussion on measures for support of international research grant applications (institutional level/research support level)
Senior advisor research funding at the University of Amsterdam
After a masters in chemistry, for her PhD Bea specialized in protein-chemistry/enzymology and worked as researcher on membrane proteins within a European Research Network. Bea also qualified and worked as an Information Communication Technology specialist at IBM Netherlands, but returned as a biochemist to the University of Amsterdam. From 2003 to 2007 Bea was European grants adviser at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, where she also managed two EU collaborative projects as an adjunct coordinator. Since September 2007 Bea has been working as Senior advisor research funding at Grant Support UvA (part of Innovation Exchange Amsterdam office UvA HvA). Since 2011 she is also Manager Program Development and Valorization at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) for 2 days a week. The AISSR, the largest research institute on social sciences in the Netherlands includes four disciplines: Anthropology; Human Geography, Planning & International Development; Political Science and Sociology.
Area of expertise: European and national research grants, research management and administration, research collaboration within and outside EU on research topics ranging from life sciences, to ICT and social sciences.
Advisor research funding at the University of Amsterdam
Olga got her PhD in social geography with interests lying mainly in the field of transformation processes in European cities. She has a record of working in both West- and East European research organizations where she gained experience in running and coordinating international projects. She has combined research and management working in a number of European projects with UvA as coordinator. Since November 2010 Olga works as an advisor in research funding in Grant Support UvA (part of IXA office UvA-HvA), with a focus on social sciences and law.
Area of expertise: European and national research grants, culture and diversity in research management and administration, research collaboration within and outside EU
［Grant Support at the University of Amsterdam]
At one of Europe's most prominent comprehensive research universities, the University of Amsterdam, which is ranking high in the world university rankings, the Grant Support office, forming part of the main administration, performs research support functions with a focus on support of applications for external research funding. Here, 15 members of staff are maintaining a dense intermural network as they are constantly moving between the main administration and the respective departments. In doing so, they gather research related information for the main administration and perform an organized development of support activities relating to external grant application. Furthermore, in the pre-stages to applying for external funding they also perform lobby activities at the domestic and European levels and they are involved in implementing the university's research strategies. The ratio of the international academic staff at the University of Amsterdam is ca. 20%, and following proactive commitment to application for external research funding at the European level, they are performing international operations on a daily basis.