CICASP Seminars in Science Communication

On 17:00-18:00 on Wednesdays
in the Large Conference Room, Primate Research Institute

CICASP Seminars in Science Communication
CICASP Seminars in Science Communication
CICASP Seminars in Science Communication
CICASP Seminars in Science Communication

CICASP conducts a weekly CICASP Seminar in Science Communication which aims to develop students’ skills in scientific communication and critical thinking. The goal is to enhance your ability to communicate your own results, discuss scientific topics in English and critically assess scientific literature. As well as learning essential skills for scientists, you will have the opportunity to practise what you learn and receive feedback in a supportive, English-speaking environment. The seminars are designed to be interactive; with the focus on active learning.


CICASP seminar run in blocks of 3-4 sessions per block, each block tackling a major component of scientific communication. For example, blocks might be about things such as building an academic profile and CV, or tackling the publication process, or designing an effective presentation. Each week will build toward the learning objectives of the entire block. Workshops are coordinated and run by Andrew MacIntosh and Susumu Tomiya, with input and support from Yuko Hattori and our various associates and teaching assistants.


CICASP seminars are designed for graduate students and visiting students belonging to the Primate Research Institute, but we try to make our seminars available to students at the Wildlife Research Center where possible, either by holding specific workshops in Kyoto or opening up the seminars to video conference. Announcements are made for each block concerning availability outside of PRI. As far as possible, we strongly encourage all graduate students to attend and improve their skills in scientific communication. All PWS students are expected to attend regularly, as far as they are able given their respective schedules and seminar availability.

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139- October 2020 - September 2021
#139 Your Research in 3 Minutes (Part 2) October 7, 2020 PDF
#140 Impacts of COVID-19 October 21 PDF
#141 COVID-19 dystopias October 28 PDF
#142 Writing about science for the popular audience (Part 1) November 18 PDF
#143 Writing about science for the popular audience (Part 2) November 25 PDF
#144 Writing about science for the popular audience (Part 3) December 2 PDF
#145 Neglected Science Stories of 2020 December 16 PDF
#146 MSc. thesis presentation practice I January 13, 2021 PDF
#147 MSc. thesis presentation practice Ⅱ January 20 PDF
#148 Academic Well-being Webinar on Motivation and Procrastination January 27 PDF
#149 Conversations on Academic Well-being: Motivation and Procrastination February 3 PDF
#150 Special Webinar on Academic Well-being #2: Taming the Inner Critic February 17 PDF
#151 Professional Email Communications for Academics February 24 PDF
#152 Introduction to the CICASP Seminar in Science Communication April 21 PDF
#153 JSPS DC Fellowship Application Guide 1: Introduction April 21 PDF
#154 JSPS DC Fellowship Application Guide 2: Improving Drafts May 12 PDF
#155 JSPS DC Fellowship Application Guide 3: Improving More Drafts! May 19 PDF
#156 Language Barriers in Science and the Way Forward May 26 PDF
#157 Lecture 1 of International Primatology Lectures on Past, Present and Future Perspectives of the Field
Learning to become a monkey and other lessons for becoming a primatologist
June 16 PDF
#158 PRI's Most Misunderstood Fields June 23 PDF
#159 Q&A 101: a roundtable to defuse the confusion June 30 PDF
#160 Lecture 2 of International Primatology Lectures on Past, Present and Future Perspectives of the Field
BUDONGO: The Making of a Field Station
July 7 PDF
#161 Q&A 101: a roundtable to defuse the confusion July 14 PDF
#162 Your research in three minutes: Introduction to Hiraku 3MT competition July 21 PDF
#163 Part 2 of PRI's most misunderstood fields July 28 PDF
#164 Practice session for Hiraku 3MT competition August 18 PDF
#165 Lecture 3 of International Primatology Lectures on Past, Present and Future Perspectives of the Field
I am NOT a primatologist and other incoherent ramblings
August 25 PDF
#166 Lecture 4 of International Primatology Lectures on Past, Present and Future Perspectives of the Field
How the Social Brain Evolved
September 8 PDF
#167 PWS symposium practice presentation September 15
113-138 October 2019 - September 2020
#113 Introduction to Sci Com Seminars October 16, 2019 PDF
#114 PRI Exposed! (Part 1) October 23 PDF
#115 PRI Exposed! (Part 2) October 30 PDF
#116 PRI Doctors’ Graphing Clinic November 20 PDF
#117 Practice presentations November 27 PDF
#118 Inuyama Nerds V: Year in review – share your favorite science story of 2019 December 18 PDF
#119 Practice presentations January 15, 2020 PDF
#120 Scientific debates (Part 1) January 29 PDF
#121 Scientific debates (Part 2) February 5 PDF
#122 Career development tools (Part 1) February 19 PDF
#123 Career development tools (Part 2): writing (self-) recommendation letters, Part I February 26 PDF
#124 Career development tools (Part 2): writing (self-) recommendation letters, Part Ⅱ March 4 PDF
#125 Career development tools (Part 3) March 11 & 25 PDF
#126 JSPS DC Fellowship Application Guide (Part 1) April 22 PDF
#127 JSPS DC Fellowship Application Guide (Part 2) April 30 PDF
#128 JSPS DC Fellowship Application Guide (Part 3) May 7 PDF
#129 Exploring the Online Academic Conference Sphere (Part 1) May 20 PDF
#130 Exploring the Online Academic Conference Sphere (Part 2) May 27 PDF
#131 Exploring the Online Academic Conference Sphere (Part 3) June 3 PDF
#132 Responsibilities as Scientists to our Society (Part 1) June 17 PDF
#133 Responsibilities as Scientists to our Society (Part 2) June 24 PDF
#134 Foundations of Primatology & Wildlife Science: Revisiting Classic Papers (Part 1) July 01 PDF
#135 Foundations of Primatology & Wildlife Science: Revisiting Classic Papers (Part 2) July 08 PDF
#136 MSc. Thesis Practice Presentation Extravaganza! July 15 PDF
#137 Practice Presentation and Discussion, Online edition! July 22 PDF
#138 Your Research in 3 Minutes (Part 1) September 30 PDF
086-112 October 2018 - September 2019
#086 Intern-athon October 24, 2018 PDF
#089 Presentation Practice IV October 31 PDF
#090 Perspectives in Sci-Comm November 7 PDF
#091 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Presenting (Part 1) November 21 PDF
#092 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Presenting (Part 2) November 28 PDF
#093 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Presenting (Part 3) December 5 PDF
#095 Presentation Practice V January 16, 2019 PDF
#096 Creating Academic Web Profiles (Part 1) January 23 PDF
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#097 Creating Academic Web Profiles (Part 2) January 30 PDF
#098 Creating Academic Web Profiles (Part 3) February 6 PDF
#099 Creating Academic Web Profiles (Part 4) February 13 PDF
CICASP Seminar @ WRC: Creating Academic Web Profiles February 20 PDF
#099 Presentation Practice for PWS (Part 1) February 20 PDF
#100 Presentation Practice for PWS (Part 2) February 27 PDF
#101 Grant Writing Masterclass (Part 1) April 17 PDF
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#102 Grant Writing Masterclass (Part 2) April 24 PDF
#103 Publish or Perish: a walk through the publication process (Part 1) May 15 PDF
#104 Publish or Perish: a walk through the publication process (Part 2) May 22 PDF
#105 Publish or Perish: a walk through the publication process (Part 3) May 29 PDF
#106 Scientific presentation skills (Part 1) June 5 PDF
#107 Scientific presentation skills (Part 2) June 12 PDF
#108 Scientific presentation skills (Part 3) June 19 PDF
#109 Scientific presentation skills #4: Dealing with "accidents" July 03 PDF
#110 Visual Storytelling #1: a picture is worth (at least) a 250 word abstract July 17 PDF
#111 Visual Storytelling #2: turning your research stories into graphics July 24 PDF
#112 July 31
064-085 October 2017 - September 2018
#064 Introduction October 4, 2017
#065 Scientific Writing (Part 1) October 18 PDF
#066 Scientific Writing (Part 2) October 25 PDF
#067 Scientific Writing (Part 3) November 01 PDF
#068 Grant Writing Masterclass
Professor Colin Chapman
November 15 PDF
#069 Grant Writing November 22 PDF
#070 Student Practise Talks: Interdisciplinary Seminar December 06 PDF
#071 Introduction January 24, 2018 PDF
#072 Scientific ‘Hot topic' Debate January 31 PDF
#073 My thesis in 90 Seconds
First Joint PRI & WRC Seminar
February 8 PDF
More info
CICASP Workshop Data analysis with R
Organised by Dr. Christof Neumann & Dr. Julie Duboscq
February 19 - March 02 PDF
#074 Student Practice Presentations for PWS International Symposium February 21 PDF
#075 2nd Joint CICASP Seminar: Student Practice Presentations for PWS International Symposium March 1
GIS Workshop by Dr. Janet Nackoney March 28-30 PDF
#076 Grant Writing Masterclass April 26 PDF
#078 Science Communication Speed Dating (Part 1) May 30 PDF
#079 Science Communication Speed Dating (Part 2) June 6 PDF
#080 Fields of Jargon (Part 1) June 20 PDF
#081 Fields of Jargon (Part 2) June 27 PDF
#082 Workshop on Primate Education Network (PEN) July 19 Flyer
PDF
#083 Presentation Practice July 4,25 PDF
#084 Intern-athon August 1 PDF
#085 Follow-up Workshop on Education Programs September 20 PDF
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040-063 October 2016 - August 2017
#040 Introduction to Schedule & Brainstorm October 5, 2016 PDF
#041 Critical Thinking: Questions to Presenter (Part 1) October 19 PDF
#042 Critical Thinking: Questions to Presenter (Part 2) November 2 PDF
#043 Science Talk: Media Interviews (Part 1) November 16 PDF
#044 Science Talk: Media Interviews (Part 2) November 30 PDF
#045 Science Talk: Media Interviews (Part 3) December 7 PDF
#046 Outreach & Education: Know your audience! (Part 1) January 18, 2017 PDF
#047 Outreach & Education: Know your audience! (Part 2) January 25 PDF
#048 Outreach & Education: Know your audience! (Part 3) February 1 PDF
#049 PWS Practice Presentations (Part 1) February 15 PDF
#050 PWS Practice Presentations (Part 2) February 22 PDF
#051 PWS Practice Presentations (Part 3) March 1 PDF
#052 Mini-Debates: Historical Context (Part 1) March 15 PDF
#053 Mini-Debates: Historical Context (Part 2) March 22 PDF
#054 Mini-Debates: Historical Context (Part 3) March 29 PDF
#055 Bibliobattle: Persuasion 'by the book' (Part 1) April 19 PDF
#056 Grant Writing Masterclass April 26 PDF
#057 Workshop Development Session May 17 PDF
#058 Bibliobattle: Persuasion 'by the book' (Part 2) May 24 PDF
#059 Bibliobattle: Persuasion 'by the book' (Part 3) May 31 PDF
#060 Scientific Debates (Part 1) June 21 PDF
#061 Scientific Debates (Part 2) June 28 PDF
#062 Practice Presentations (Part 1) July 19 PDF
#063 Practice Presentations (Part 2) August 2 PDF
012-039 October 2015 - August 2016
#012 Introduction October 7, 2015 PDF
#013 Paper Publishing and Peer Review (Part 1) November 4 PDF
#014 Paper Publishing and Peer Review (Part 2) November 18 PDF
#015 Paper Publishing and Peer Review (Part 3) November 25 PDF
#016 Mini-debates: Hot Topics (Part 1) December 2 PDF
#017 Mini-debates: Hot Topics (Part 2) December 16 PDF
#018 Logical Fallacies (Part 1) January 20, 2016 PDF
#019 Logical Fallacies (Part 2) January 27 PDF
#020 Logical Fallacies (Part 3) February 3 PDF
#021 Presentation Practice for PWS (Part 1) February 17 PDF
#022 Presentation Practice for PWS (Part 2) February 24 PDF
#023 Presentation Practice for PWS (Part 3) March 2 PDF
#024 Media Coverage: Communication March 16 PDF
#025 Critical Thinking March 23 PDF
#026 TED Talks: Presenting is Performing (Part 1) March 30 PDF
#027 TED Talks: Presenting is Performing (Part 2) April 6 PDF
#028 Grant Writing (Part 1) April 20 PDF
#029 Grant Writing (Part 2) April 27 PDF
#030 Critical Reading and Thinking: Science and Society (Part 1) May 18 PDF
#031 Critical Reading and Thinking: Science and Society (Part 2) May 25 PDF
#032 Critical Reading and Thinking: Science and Society (Part 3) June 1 PDF
#033 Media Coverage: Kyoto University Process Explained (Part 1) June 15 PDF
#034 Media Coverage: Kyoto University Process Explained (Part 2) June 22 PDF
#035 Data Visualisation (Part 1) June 29 PDF
#036 Data Visualisation (Part 2) July 6
#037 Mini-debate (Part 1) July 20 PDF
#038 Mini-debate (Part 2) July 27 PDF
#039 Practice Presentations August 3 & 10
001-011 April 2015 - August 2015
#001 Mini-debate (Part 1) April 15, 2015 PDF
#002 Mini-debate (Part 2) April 22 PDF
#003 Elevator Talk May 20 PDF
#004 Asking and Answering Questions after a Presentation (Part 1) May 27 PDF
#005 Asking and Answering Questions after a Presentation (Part 2) June 3 PDF
#006 Asking and Answering Questions after a Presentation (Part 3) June 17 PDF
#007 Asking and Answering Questions after a Presentation (Part 4) July 1 PDF
#008 Practice Presentations with Feedback (Part 1) July 9 PDF
#009 Practice Presentations with Feedback (Part 2) July 15 PDF
#010 Asking and Answering Questions after a Presentation (Part 5) July 29 PDF
#011 Practice Presentations with Feedback (Part 3) August 5 PDF