European Research Day 2017

4 December

EU Delegation Tokyo

Minamiazabu 4-6-28 | ACCESS

Submit your abstract here (DL 16 Oct)


What is this event?

The European Research Day (ERD) is the third edition of an event organised by EURAXESS Japan with the support of the Delegation of the European Union to Japan, which aims to bring together the European research community currently based in Japan to discuss research, careers and relation to Europe.

The ERD is a one-day workshop featuring presentations by researchers from the European research community of Japan, discussion panels on issues of relevance for Japan-Europe mobility and research cooperation, careers, and a networking reception.


Who can submit an abstract?

By European research community, we mean researchers, citizens of any country covered by EURAXESS: the EU-28 and Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, FYRoMacedonia, Iceland, Israel, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey, for a total of 40 countries; as well as researchers from other nationalities (including Japanese) who have had a long-term (one or more years) experience in Europe; or who have concrete plans to relocate to Europe at a short or mid-term.

Applicants must be currently (i.e. at the time of the event) active in Japan at a recognised university or research institute/centre, public or private sector.

The call is open to researchers of all career levels from PhD students onwards (PhD students, postdocs, associate professors, professors, etc.) and from all scientific disciplines including social sciences and humanities. Note that researchers, professors, scientists, experts who do not hold a PhD but have a full-time research experience of at least 3 years can apply too.

Researchers who were already selected for a contribution at the ERD 2016 cannot apply.

Finally, participants must be willing and able to participate to the ERD, that will be held in the form of a one-day event in Tokyo on 4 December 2016.

Apart from exceptional cases (students without dedicated budget for example), there will be no reimbursement for travel and accommodation fees.


Event features

The ERD is a unique opportunity for European researchers and researchers from any nationality interested in Europe to network and discuss careers.

Participants (speakers) can showcase their research, present their career path and expectations and provide insight on their relation to Europe; which attendees can learn a lot from.

Both may find new ideas for their research, increase their network for collaborative projects, and aybe even find their next lab or institution!







Host & Support:

Delegation of the European Union to Japan


EU delegation Japan thumb






Description of the call for abstracts

Deadline: Monday 16 October 16:00 Japan time (candidates will be informed of their selection by 1st of November)

The abstract must contain three clearly defined parts:

  1. The researcher’s own project (research work)
    [one third of all content]

  2. Feedback on the researcher’s career so far and particularly on his/her perception of the difference between Japan and Europe: his/her grant or employment conditions, working atmosphere, etc. Future career plans and reasons: industry in Japan or elsewhere? Academia in Europe? Etc. The hurdles and difficulties toward these plans, as well as some hints as to how to overcome these difficulties would be most welcome. This part must provide information that may be valuable to the European research community active in Japan.
    [one third of all content]

  3. The researcher’s current relation to Europe: are there ongoing cooperation projects with previous or other labs in Europe? Are there short or mid-term relocation plans to Europe? If yes, what kind of funding is used to implement ithe project(s)? If not, is there a special reason (lack of funding for example)? Would Europe be attractive --or not-- for a future position and why? Etc... (creativity welcome!)
    [one third of all content]

These three parts are of equal importance. They will all be used by the organisers to select the speakers. Once (if) selected, the researcher will be provided with a 20 minutes slot for a talk, which will in turn reflect the contents of the abstract.

There will be ideally between 15 and 20 selected speakers.


How to submit?

The abstract submission is 100% online. Please prepare your abstract in advance and copy/paste it in our online form. Several items must be filled-in to complete the application:

1. Personal information

  • Contact information
  • Full name, affiliation & position
  • Nationality (if non-European, years of experience in Europe)

2. The abstract itself

  • Part A: pitch your research
    [limited to 1000 characters including spaces (exculding citations)]
  • Part B: showcase your career path & expectations
    [limited to 1000 characters including spaces]
  • Part C: discuss your relation to Europe
    [limited to 1000 characters including spaces]
To include images, please upload them to an online platform and provide us with their URL.

3. (optional) CV & personal projects

  • Post a link to your online redacted CV (pdf), personal website, ResearchGate, LinkedIn or other platforms.

By submitting an abstract, the researcher engages himself/herself to come to Tokyo for the event on 4 December if he/she is selected.


The submission deadline is
16 October 2017, 16:00 Japan time.

submit your abstract here


JFR (partner event) call for abstracts

Deadline: 23 October
The Journees Francophones de la Recherche (JFR) is gathering french-speaking researchers and students in Japan, from all disciplines and citizenships, and is organized jointly by Sciencescope, the Department of Science and Technology and the Cultural Department of the French Embassy in Japan, CNRS, and CCIFJ.

The main objective of this one-day event is to allow researchers, students, engineers, institutional, corporate representatives or just curious people discussing about their activities in Japan. In 2017 it will take place on 1 December.

In order to participate or contribute to this event, please register or submit an abstract here.







Speakers (Researchers' Sessions)

TBA late October


Special Sessions

TBA soon
Check the programmes of the previous editions here:

ERD 2015 proceedings     ERD 2016 proceedings


TBA Late September