2021 ALP Introduction A

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Career development courses
Akagi Hirofumi  Oda Shunri  Ricinschi Dan  Gonzales Hazel Bantolino  Koizumi Amane  Fujii Kenji  Uyematsu Tomohiko 
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Course description and aims

The aim of this course is to learn a broad range of research methodology for front-line researchers, including budget acquisition, English-paper writing, grant application, research ethics. This course target mainly D1 and D2 students. It allows the students to hold in advance the researchers' literacy required for students who are going to get academic positions.

Student learning outcomes

To acquire a paper writing capability for transmitting academic achievements to society.
To acquire a broad range of literacy in research project planning and management in order to deepen your academic field, as well as to budget acquisition.


Researchers attainments, Research grant acquisition, English-paper writing, Research grant proposal, Research ethics

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

1) International students need the ability of Japanese language to under stand the lecture contents.
2) According to the application situation of each student to the JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC2), the third and fourth classes are slightly different in the four quarters as follows:
1Q: for the students who are going to apply his/her DC2 proposal to the JSPS by the middle of the coming May.
2Q: for the students who have not yet applied it.
3Q: for the students who have already applied it.
4Q: for the students who have not yet applied it.
3) This course may impose a limitation on a total number of students in each quarter. At that time, faculty members will make selections, taking account of the students' specialty. Students who are not selected should register for another quarter.
4) All the students will receive the information on Zoom URLs, can download instructors' lecture materials, and can upload your reports through OCW-i.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 April 16 (Friday), 10:40-12:20, Zoom ・Explanation of how to proceed this lecture, and evaluation method. (Akagi, Hirofumi) ・Structured research methodology and budget acquisition. [Japanese offered]:(Oda, Shunri)
Class 2 April 19 (Monday), 10:40-12:20, Zoom ・English paper writing literacy including simulated paper writing exercise and technical writing.[English offered]:(Gonzaies, Hazel Bantolino) ・Description of the first report.
Class 3 April 30 (Friday), 14:20-17:55, Zoom ・Grant application literacy 1.[Japanese offered]:(Koizumi, Amane and Fujii, Kenji) ・Description of the second report.
Class 4 May 14 (Friday), 14:20-17:55, Zoom ・Grant application literacy 2. ・ Evaluation of application forms and its improvement intended for completeness.[Japanese offered]:(Koizumi, Amane and Fujii, Kenji)
Class 5 May 24 (Monday), 14:20-16:00, Zoom ・Peer-reviewed paper exercise.[English offered]: (Richinschi, Dan) ・Description of the third report.
Class 6 May 24 (Monday), 16:15-17:55, Zoom ・Research Ethics.[Japanese offered]:(Uyematsu, Tomohiko)



Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

Reports submission.
When a student is absent in a class, his/her grade point may be reduced.

Related courses

  • other career development courses

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

1) Doctoral students, who have already taken the Pre ALP Practice course with one credit as master students, cannot register for this course.
2) As a general rule, each of doctoral students, who belongs to his/her doctoral course for less than six months, cannot register for this course.

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Weekday 9:00-17:00

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