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Proofreading Support of Research Papers and Other Documents Written in Foreign Language

For the Academic Year of 2017, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
The Office for the Promotion of Graduate Research and Education
Graduate School of Human Sciences Osaka University


  To promote opportunities to make research presentations using foreign language for graduate students, the Office for the Promotion of Graduate Research and Education, Graduate School of Human Sciences, is planning to financially support the cost of proofreading research papers and other necessary items written in a foreign language.

1.Materials

The following materials that need proofreading:

  1. Papers written in a foreign language (excluding Japanese)
  2. Presentation manuscripts for an international conference (excluding an abstract)

 * English to Japanese translation and translation into other languages are not included.

2.Application requirements

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • A current student, research student, or visiting researcher at the Graduate School of Human Sciences Students who are (will be) on leave and JSPS Research Fellows (DC1, DC2) are not eligible..
  • The applicant must be a first author.

3.How to apply

Applicants must obtain an approval signature from their supervisor then submit the “Application Form of the Proofreading Support for Foreign Language” (Annex 1).

Submission to and contact information:

Dr. Takuya Kobayashi, Assistant Professor
Room N306 (3rd floor, North building), Graduate School of Human Sciences
TEL: 06-6879-4053   E-mail: takuyakobayashi@hus.osaka-u.ac.jp

Application deadline:

Applications can be submitted at any time before the deadline. Final deadline is on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 15:00.
Application acceptance will be closed once the number reaches the maximum capacity.
Use one application per one manuscript.

4.Selection and result notice

The application selection will be made by the Office. Applicants will be informed of the result via the e-mail address written on the application form within two weeks after its submission.
Students who received proofreading support are required to inform the Office if their papers are published or presentations are adopted.

5.Process after result

(1)Submission of the manuscript
Students who were accepted need to submit the “Request Form for Proofreading of Research Papers and Other Documents Written in Foreign Language” (Annex 2) to the Office (room E517) and send the manuscript via e-mail.
The final deadline is on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 15:00.

(2)Contract and Order
The Office will select a contractor of proofreading based on students’ requests, prices, delivery dates, and other related information. The students are not allowed to make their own arrangements, including contacting and orders and payments.

(3)Delivery of Product and Payment
After checking the delivered proofread product by the student, the Office will settle an invoice.
 
“Application Form of the Proofreading Support for Foreign Language” (Annex 1) - download [Word]
 
“Request Form for Proofreading of Research Papers and Other Documents Written in Foreign Language” (Annex 2) - download [Word]