Call for Application – HIRAKU 3MT Competition 2017

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HIRAKU 3MT Competition is exciting opportunity for Ph.D. students to effectively explain their research and future vision with a single slide in limited three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Doctorate Students in any fields at Hiroshima University, Yamaguchi University, Tokushima University, kayama University, Shimane University, Tottori University, Ehime University, Kagawa University, Kochi University, Naruto University of Education, Gifu University, Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima International University, Ritsumeikan University and National Institute of Genetics
*Presenters will get their commuting expenses reimbursed where applicable.

Number of Presenters/Section:
Approximately 20 presenters for Japanese Section / 10 presenters for English Section
*Approximately 30 presenters in total. You can apply to both sections. We might conduct pre-screening process in case we receive excessive number of applicants.

Application Procedure:
Please send e-mail with “HIRAKU 3MT Competition 2017 Application” in the Subject Title and the following information in the e-mail contents, to the respective office in charge at each university* by the below deadline; (1) Name of University, Graduate School Name, Research Field (2) School Year (3) Name (4) Phone Number and (5) Section to Apply (Japanese or English).
Application Deadline: Noon, September 27, 2017(WED)
>> Applicants Guideline(pdf,405KB)  >> Appendix 1(pdf,313KB)  >> Appendix 2(pdf,313KB)

< Contact Office in charge at each University >
*Please be noted that Japanese department names are added to some offices for which English names are not available in each university’s website.

【For applicants enrolled at Yamaguchi University】
    URA, Strategic Planning & Operation Department for Research Initiatives
    Organization for Research Initiatives
    Yamaguchi University
    Ext. 5255 (Yoshida Camupus) / Ext. 9990 (Tokiwa Campus)
    E-mail: conso■

【For applicants enrolled at Tokushima University】
    HIRAKU Operating Office of Tokushima University
    In Center for Research Administration & Collaboration Research Administration Section
    TEL: 088-656-9759 (Ext. 82-9759)   E-mail: hiraku■

【For applicants enrolled at Shimane University】
    Academic Research Support Group, Shimane University
    E-mail: rsd-kenkyu■

【For applicants enrolled at Tottori University】
    New Research Section, Education Support Office, Student Department, Tottori University
    TEL: 0857-31-5966 (Ext. 2437)   E-mail: st-soukatsu■

【For applicants enrolled at Okayama University】
    Institute for Education and Student Services, Center for Student Support, Okayama University
    TEL: 086-251-8560  E-mail: przw48ay■

【For applicants enrolled at Ehime University】
    Research Planning & Strategy Team, Research Support Group, Ehime University
     (愛媛大学研究支援部 研究企画・戦略チーム)
    TEL: 089-927-8511  E-mail: kikakuse■

【For applicants enrolled at Gifu University】
    Organization for Promotion of Higher Education and Student Support (ORPHESS), Gifu University
    TEL: 058-293-3492  E-mail: innova■

【For applicants enrolled at Prefectural University of Hiroshima】
    Management Planning Division, Prefectural University of Hiroshima
    TEL: 082-251-9727  E-mail: kikaku2■

【For applicants enrolled at Hiroshima City University】
    Center for Industry and Public Relations, Hiroshima City University
    E-mail: nakakura-t■

【For applicants enrolled at Hiroshima International University】
    Center for Research Support and Collaboration, Hiroshima International University
    TEL: 0823-69-6034

【For applicants enrolled at Ritsumeikan University】
    Graduate School Section, Faculty of Science, Ritsumeikan University
    TEL: 077-561-2624  E-mail: rikou-in■

【For applicants enrolled at Hiroshima University or any other universities than above-listed】
    HIRAKU Operating Council Office (or HIRAKU 3MT Operating Office)
    Global Career Design Center, Hiroshima University
    TEL: 082-424-2058  E-mail: hiraku3m■

*Please replace ■ at each contact address with @.

Host Organization / Contacts:
HIRAKU Operating Council Office (or HIRAKU 3MT Operating Office)
Global Career Design Center, Hiroshima University
TEL: 082-424-2058  E-mail: hiraku3m■  *Please replace ■ with @.

【Date】 Saturday, November25, 2017 10:00~17:00
【Venue】 Small Hall, Higashi Hiroshima Arts & Culture Hall (Kurara)
  7-19, Saijo Sakaemachi, Higashihiroshi, 739-0015
【Participation Fee】 Free
【Schedule – Key Dates to Note】
September 27  Deadline of the Application
Mid-October     Presenters to be finalized
November 2     Pre-Training (Hiroshima/Yamaguchi/Tokushima Sites)
November 25   HIRAKU 3MT Competition 2017
【Program of the Day】
10:00 Opening Remarks
10:10 Keynote Lecture
10:35 Create your Future in Three Minutes! Presentation (Japanese Section)
12:40 Lunch Break
13:40 Create your Future in Three Minutes! Presentation (English Section)
14:40 [Concurrent Event] Create your Future with One piece of Paper! Poster Session
16:20 Awards Ceremony
17:00 Closing Remarks
* Please be noted that the program is subject to change, including the order of the Japanese/English sections.
【Award and Prizes】
●HIRAKU President Award 
●Global Challenge Award 
●Sponsor Award (Otsuka Award, Kyowa Hakko Bio Award, Springer Nature Award, Chugai Technos Award, IBM Award, JSW Award, Mazda Award)
●People’s Choice
*We will be sending the Global Challenge Award recipient to the 2018 Asia-Pacific 3MT Finals (3MT®) to be held in Australia.
* We are planning to finalize recipients of each award per section (Japanese and English), but we may combine the two sections for some awards.
* Rest of presenters will be receiving the Challenge Award (or Participation Award).

What’s Three Minutes Thesis (3MT©)?
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students around the world. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The first 3MT competition was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 Research Higher Degree students competing. In 2009 and 2010 the 3MT competition was promoted to other Australian and New Zealand universities and enthusiasm for the concept grew. Since 2011, the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in over 600 universities and institutions across 59 countries worldwide.
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Co-Host: Global Science Campus Hiroshima, Hiroshima University Organization of the Leading Graduate Education Program (“Phoenix Leader Education Program for Renaissance from Radiation Disaster” and “TAOYAKA PROGRAM for creating a flexible, enduring, peaceful society”)
Special Sponsors: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd., Springer Japan KK (Springer Nature), Chugai Technos Corporation, IBM Japan, Ltd., The Japan Steel Works Ltd., and Mazda Motor Corporation
Sponsors: NH Foods Ltd. R&D Center, Hiroshima Prefectural Board of Education, Toastmasters International


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