Questionnaire on JSPS Summer Program (for Fellows)

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1. IDF Entry required
Please type using half-width numbers
SP
eg:SP00000
2. Nominating authorityF Entry required

3. Research fields and specialtiesF Entry required

4. Current statusF Entry required

5. How did you learn about the program? Entry required
Through announcement by a nominating authority
Through JSPS's Website
Through a JSPS poster or pamphlet
Through JSPS's Website
Through a JSPS poster or pamphlet
Through an advertisement by a JSPS overseas office
From a previous participant
From your current advisor or colleague
From a Japanese host researcher
Other
If you choose 'Other' please specifyF

6. What is the primary motive for your participation in the program? (Choose one answer only.) Entry required
To gain specific knowledge related to your current research
To work with a particular researcher or at a particular lab
To work in a particular research project
To acquire international research experience
To experience life in Japan
7. Were the pre-departure communications useful to you in preparing to participate in the program?
(ex. 'Terms and Conditions,' arrangement of your airline tickets, pre-departure seminar in your country, etc.) Entry required

Please explain why you choose 'Useful' or 'Not usefulF

8. Was the information provided in the orientation at SOKENDAI sufficient? Entry required

If you choose 'Not sufficient,' what other information would you like to have received?

9. Were the program organized by SOKENDAI (incl. group discussion and poster presentation) effective to develop network between fellows ? Entry required

If you choose 'No,' please explainF

10. Were the Japanese language classes appropriate and effective? Entry required

If you choose 'No,' please explainF

11. Were you satisfied with the introductory program to Japanese culture (incl. homestay experience)? Entry required

If you choose 'Unsatisfied,' please explainF

12. How did you find the research environment at the host institution? Please answer each of the items belowF
1) Research guidance given by your host researcherF Entry required

2) Frequency of communications with your host researcherF Entry required

3) Research facilities (both adequacy and accessibility to them should be taken into account)FEntry required

4) Frequency of communications with Japanese colleagues other than your host researcherF Entry required

If you choose 'Unsatisfactory' or 'Seldom' with regard to the above questions, please explainF

13. How do you evaluate the degree to which you achieved your research objective? Entry required

If you choose 'Unsatisfactory,' please explainF

14. Was this research experience in Japan useful in your professional development? Entry required

If you choose 'No,' please explainF

If you answered 'Yes,' in what respect? (More than one answer may be checked.)
Knowledge or information acquired during the program
Contacts established with Japanese collaborating researchers
International research experience
Experience of living in a foreign country
15. What aspects of the program were the most interesting or valuable to you? Entry required

16. When you experienced any problems associated with living in Japan (excluding research-related matters), where did you go to seek assistance or advice? (More than one answer may be checked.) Entry required
Host researcher
Colleagues at the host institution
Host institution
Nominating authority
JSPS
Other
If you choose 'Other' please specifyF

17. How do you evaluate the overall program? Entry required

18. Having now experienced research and life in Japan, what do you think the possibility is of your conducting future research in Japan? Entry required
Have already / am planning to
Would like to create opportunities
If a favorable opportunity arises
Not interested
19. If you are interested in the future research in Japan, do you intend to come to Japan again by using the JSPS fellowship programs? Entry required

20. Are you interested to participate in a community which consists of former JSPS fellows? Entry required

21. If you have any advice (incl. cultural difference or research life in Japan) for future fellows of this program, please add your commentsF

22. Please add your comments (if any)F


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