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EURAXESS Japan Tour 2017 @Waseda: Research Cooperation & Postdoctoral Mobility to Europe through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
to be held on February 7, 2017


EURAXESS Japan and Waseda University will organise a seminar on research cooperation with Europe
and post-doctoral mobility to Europe through the well-known Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
programmes Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) and Individual Fellowships (IF),
as both programmes have active calls in 2017 (RISE: closing 5 April; IF: open 11 April, closing 14 September).

To allow an enhanced engagement with the participants, individual consultation sessions will be organised
in the second half of the event, so that interested PhD students, postdocs, or senior researchers can seek
council directly to a panel of experts

Event participation is free of charge to interested early career or senior researchers in any discipline
and with any affiliation to a Japanese research institution.

for IF:
"PhD students, post-docs and mid-career researchers: a postdoc or a research stay abroad for 1 or 2 years is the best way to step up in your career and to pursue the research project you're dreaming of.
The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship programme (MSCA IF) is the most famous programme to perform such stays in Europe.

for RISE:
"Professors, lab directors and project leaders: research cooperation is the best way to enhance your research project and improve your impact factor.
The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Research and Innovation Staff Exchange programme (MSCA RISE) supports exchanges of up to four years and allows sending several of your research team members to Europe per year (as well as receiving some from your partner research groups abroad).

Come and learn about it on 7 February! You will also have a chance to get personalised counselling from experts and experienced people."

Date and time: Tuesday 7 February, 13:30 - 17:30
Venue: Waseda University, Bldg. 26 B1F public meeting hall (

Language: Japanese (English also available during individual consultation sessions)
Further information:
Registration (until 5 February´╝ë:

Programme (tentative*):
 - 13:30-15:55: Seminar about MSCA programmes RISE and IF
Participants: Waseda University, EURAXESS Japan, Delegation of the EU to Japan, the National Contact Point for Horizon 2020 in Japan
13:30 - 13:40: Welcome Address | Prof. Kuroda, Dean of International Affairs, Waseda University
13:40 - 14:00: Contextual Introduction to Horizon 2020 | Dr. Kuczynski, S&T division, Delegation of the EU to Japan
14:00 - 14:25: Introduction to Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions' Individual Fellowships (MSCA IF) | Dr. Py, Coordinator, EURAXESS Japan
14:25 - 14:50:  Introduction to Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions' Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (MSCA RISE) | Dr. Yamada, Horizon 2020 National Contact Point for Japan
14:50 - 15:00: Break
15:00 - 15:20: About the EURAXESS and NCP services relevant for potential MSCA applicants
15:20 - 15:50: Feedback session: get insights from experienced Waseda researchers | Prof. Miyajima, leader of MSCA RISE project INCAS at Waseda University | Dr. Kraus, MSCA IF fellow, Max Planck Institute / Waseda University
15:50 - 15:55: Presentation of counsellors and logistics of individual consultation session

 - 16:00-17:40: Individual consultation session

Expert panel (advisors): Waseda University, EURAXESS Japan, Delegation of the EU to Japan, the National Contact Point for Horizon 2020 in Japan

*Future modifications and list of speakers will be updated on an ad-hoc basis


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