Application Guideline for “Job Shadowing Training” for Female Researchers

Application Guideline for “Job Shadowing Training” for Female Researchers


This program supports the “Job Shadowing Training” for female researchers who are highly motivated toward career advancement in academia. The applicant (hereinafter referred to as “mentee”) is expected to “shadow” the female researcher of higher career level (hereinafter referred to as “mentor”) to gain experience and insight into the role of a certain level of researchers. Through this training program, we aim to broaden the participation of female researchers in PI position and university management.The program includes also One-on-One direct meeting (mentoring session)in addition to Job Shadowing.

Application Guideline(PDF)
Application form

About Shadowing

Shadowing is the training program where the mentee can accompany and observe your mentor’s daily work and see her communication and decision making of various levels to know the skills and cord of conduct of higher position.

Expected effects of the training

  • Communication skills with the colleagues and students and various university staffs.
  • Knowledge and skills about management works at university.
  • Reality of launching, promoting and advancement of collaborative research.
  • Examples of research and project management
  • Self-management of female researcher in higher position
    Also, mentee can expand your network through your mentor.

Examples of “Shadowing”

  • Observing/attending the conferences, faculty meetings and so on that mentor attends.
  • Discussion with students at mentor’s laboratory on various themes.
  • Meeting on the collaborative research
  • Presentation practice of the doctoral dissertation
  • Lectures to the graduate student (Mentee provides lecture)
  • Mentee stays mentor’s office and observes daily communication.
  • One-on-One direct meeting (mentoring session)

Possible training period

Within a week from June 15th, 2019 to February 29th, 2020

How to apply

Please fill in the application form and send it to FResHU Office ( ) by e-mail by 6 weeks prior to your desired starting date of the training. The last application deadline is December 10th (Tue) 2019.
The application will be closed when the total amount of support reaches the budget limit of this year.

Prior Consulting

We welcome prior counselling about finding mentor or planning training menus. If you need our help, please contact us at your earliest convenience.


The successful applicants will be selected by the review in FResHU. We may request an additional document or an interview during the selection process.
Main evaluation criteria
– Interest and motivation to the career advancement in academia.
– Clarity of purpose and appropriateness of the contents of training.

Report of the result of training

The successful applicants are to submit a report to FResHU within a month after the training finished. There is a possibility that the successful applicants will present the results of training at a certain seminar which FResHU will organize to share the results among female researchers of Hokkaido Univ.


The successful applicants for the training under the mentor outside university would be asked to sign the pledge of confidentiality.


Application Guideline(PDF)
Application form