Hokkaido University promotes Global Activities of Women Scientists


(Restricted to Hokkaido University women faculty members)

Hokkaido University is running the “WinGS (Women in Global Science) Project” to promote international activities of female faculty members as a part of the Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities. In the same way as the international symposia and seminars/workshops for the empowerment of global activities, the WinGS Project sets up “Global Networking Awards” as below. The Awards are provided to encourage brilliant women faculties of Hokkaido University to show up on international stages and to proactively create global networks.

Name of the Awards

Hokkaido University Global Networking Awards

Content of the Awards

Travel expenses (up to ¥600,000) for attending international academic congresses/meetings* and Plus-One Visit** will be supplied to women. All the itinerary should be in FY2014.

*to make an oral or poster presentation as the first author. Registration/Participation fees is included. **to visit researchers or institutions of interest for collaboration, on the way to or from the congress/meeting.

Eligible Candidates

Hokkaido University women faculty members (associate professors, lecturers, and assistant professors) and F3 project specially appointed women faculties in the research fields of science, engineering, agricultural sciences, and medical/health sciences.

Offering Period

Annually in FY2014 – FY2017 (From FY2018 onward, the awards will be continued after revising the prescriptions for eligible candidates and application contents)

Application Guidelines

Download ‘Application form’ and submit as an attached file as below.

  • Submit to wings@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jpbtn-download
  • Subject of the mail should be: GNA-WinGS2014 Application (your name)
  • Attached file should be designated as: GNA-WinGS2014 AF (your name)

Deadline for applications

May 9th, 2014

Selection Procedure

Applications appropriately submitted are evaluated on the basis of a) the significance of the applied presentation at the congress/meeting and the proposed visit, and b) recent activities of the applicants, by the Selection Committee comprising of 5 – 7 professors who are annually delegated by Head of FResHU Office according to the conditions below.

  • 1 professor in the research field of science should be included.
  • 1 professor in the research field of engineering should be included.
  • 1 professor in the research field of agricultural sciences should be included.
  • 1 professor in the research field of medical and health sciences should be included.
  • 1 – 2 professors can be additionally included if necessary.
  • At least 50 % of the committee members should be female.
  • At least 1 male member should be included.
  • Chair of the committee is designated among the members by the Head of FResHU Office.

Award Winners

  • Dr. Ewa Kowalska, Associate Professor, Catalysis Research Center
  • Dr. Asuka Nanbo, Associate Professor, Department of Cell Physiology, Graduate School of Medicine