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Undergraduate Student-Initiative Research Encouragement Project (Application deadline: May 29)

2015-4-1 (Wed) - 2015-5-29 (Fri)


In order to encourage undergraduate student-initiative research, Osaka University will begin the Osaka University Foundation for the Future's "Undergraduate Student-Initiative Research Encouragement Project" from April 2015.

This program supports students who have been involved in independent studies since high school and those who have been inspired since entering the university and have become interested in independent research. Currently, Osaka University is seeking projects to be conducted under this program. Such projects need to match the characteristics and fields of study presented by one of the 11 undergraduate schools at OU.

You are required to make a presentation regarding your research at a workshop to be held during the Icho Festival in the following year and students with outstanding results will be awarded Presidential awards.

This program aims to encourage students to change their learning style from being taught to educating themselves and assist them in acquiring the ability to gain insight into the true essence of things and become active on a world stage in a wide range of fields.

This program helps undergraduate students who are motivated to conduct independent research by providing:
1. 100,000 yen for conducting their independent research
2. Advice on research from a faculty advisor. You may receive advice from faculty at other schools. So, if it's your first time conducting research, don't worry.
This research encouragement system is run by the 11 undergraduate schools individually.

Each undergraduate school presents its own research theme. You can apply to any school that presents a theme that intrigues you.
For more information, please click here.


Presentation on Research Results of the Extracurricular Research Encouragement Project, the predecessor of the Undergraduate Student-Initiative Research Encouragement Project will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015.

 For more information about the presentation, click here.



Application period: Wednesday, April 1 ~ Friday, May 29, 2015
Research period: Wednesday, July 1 ~ Monday, November 30, 2015
For more information, contact:

Student Affairs staff, Education Planning Division, Department of Education Promotion, Osaka University

Tel: 06-6879-4826

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