Call for Research Proposals 2023

Call for Research Proposals 2023: Ochanomizu Students Research at NTNU
Application Guidelines

INTPART-IGS project, operated by the Institute for Gender Studies Ochanomizu University in collaboration with the Center for Gender Research at NTNU, is counducting a research training programme in Norway.

We would like to invite graduate students of Ochanomizu University to join the programme. Please read the application guidelines below. This programme provides an excellent opportunity to conduct research at an overseas institution. We are looking forward to your application.




Information and Research Exchange Sessions with NTNU

Monday, 24 April at Seminar Room, International Plaza

13:20 - 13:50 Information Session

  • About INTPART student mobility program and call for application 2023
  • About previous participants' experience at NTNU
  • Introduction by NTNU professors and Q&A

13:50 - 16:40 Research Exchange(call for presentation)

13:50 - 14:55:Session 1
14:55 - 15:00:Break
15:00 - 16:30:Session 2

Research Presentations by NTNU Graduate Students

  • X-gender in Japan / people who identify outside of gender binary
  • Queerness and representation of gender in Japanese manga (boys love genre)
  • Women’s place in metal rock culture
  • Narratives of school experiences of LGBTQ+ students in Japan
  • Discourse analysis of gender in speculative literature (Octavia Butler is one of the authors)
  • ‘Gender-aware’ parenting: strategies, practices and challenges

Research Presentations Ochanomizu Junior Researchers

  • We invite graduate students and postdoctoral researchers of Ochanomizu University to give a research presentation in English in the research exchange session.
  • Research on gender and/or diversity. Up to 10 minutes presentation.

Registration for the sessions and research presentation

Registration form is here. Please fill-out the registration form by Friday 21 April, 12:00.

Those who do not plan to apply to the program are also welcome to participate in the research exchange sessions. Please join us for a direct dialogue with graduate students and professors working in gender studies at NTNU.




INTPART ‘Norway-Japan: Bridging Research and Education in Gender Equality and Diversity(NJ_BREGED)’ conducts a student exchange programme to promote international comparative research by junior scholars, based on the aims of the project which are to conduct international comparative research on gender and diversity in Japan and Norway, and develop a research education programme at the NTNU and Ochanomizu University graduate schools.

Support to be provided
Funding for travel expenses
- Amount will be calculated according to the prescribed rules of the INTPART-IGS project.
- Payment will be made after travel.
- Cannot be combined with other travel support funds.

Support at NTNU
- Advice and supervision by NTNU professors.
- Introducing NTNU researchers from relevant fields and institutions to visit for research.
- Access to NTNU research resources.

Support in practical matters
- Travel preparation advice.
- Paperwork assistance.

Responsibility of participants
- Conducting research as a member of an international project with requisite official responsibilities.
- Submission of a report after the fieldwork in Norway (in English, free format, A4 paper 2 pages).
- Contribution to other NJ_BREGED activities: annual seminar and workshop, student exchange events etc.

Applicant eligibility
Enrolled at the graduate school of Ochanomizu University (not on a leave of absence) or registered as a postdoctoral researcher at Ochanomizu University when travelling to Norway.

Period of visiting Norway
- About one month by the end of September 2023.
- After the beginning of the new academic year at NTNU is recommended.
[Reference] NTNU Academic Calendar 2023/2024

Prospected number of participants

Screening criteria
Feasibility of proposed research project and sufficient skills in the English language to conduct research independently (no need to submit any certificate).
[Reference] English requirement for international student at NTNU: TOEFL iBT 90 or TOEFL PBT 600 or IELTS 6.5

Note on research ethics
Your research in Norway must satisfy the guidelines for researchers and code of research ethics of Ochanomizu University. Research involving human subjects must obtain approval from the Ochanomizu University Research Ethics Review Committee beforehand.
[Reference] Research ethics webpage on Ochanomizu University website (in Japanese)

Schedule and other information
- Submission period: from 17 April to 19 May 2023
- Result notification: the end of May or the beginning of June
- Application form: research proposal (up to two pages, submit without English proofreading for an examination of proficiency in English)
- Submission method: email to
- Screening process: submitted proposal and interview