Support for Women Returning from Maternity and Parental Leave


As part of KU’s research activities basic support system, this program offers support for research activities for talented researchers to smoothly return to research work from maternity and parental leave, to provide on-going training and support for female researchers in order to facilitate the diversification of the research environment.


 Faculty members or research fellows of KU who are a female faculty member or researcher and who, at the time of application, have returned to research from an interruption due to maternity and parental leave taken within three years from the application and for longer than three months.
 However, applicants who fall under any of the following cannot receive this support: (1) those who have received external funds (direct expenses) of a certain amount (6 million yen or more) in total per year as a principle investigator, at the time of application; and (2) those who have already received a research fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). 

■Support amount
: 500,000yen per person.(maximum amount)
■Number of people accepted: About 10 people per year
■Qualifying expenses: Expenses for equipment, supplies, personnel, travel, and incidental expenses

■Application guidebook and forms

▶Application guidebook Application guidebook for FY2020Support for Women Returning from the Maternity and Parental Leave Program(PDF
▶Form 1 Application form for FY2020 Support for Women Returning from the Maternity and Parental Leave Program(Word
▶Form 2 Consent form for FY2020 Support for Women Returning from the Maternity and Parental Leave Program(Word
▶Form 3 Report for FY2020 Support for Women Returning from the Maternity and Parental Leave Program(Word

■List of accepted applicants  PDF
Contact Information:
Planning Section, Research Planning Division,
Research and Industrial Collaboration Promotion Department
TEL: 092-802-2324 (Ext.: Ito Campus #90-2324)

Contact Information

Research Alliance Group

  • Providing consultation services to those inside and outside KU
  • Public relations planning and promotional events

     Tel:092-802-5127 Fax:092-802-5060

  • Promoting domestic and international I-A-G collaboration
  • Promoting comprehensive collaboration research and joint research department, etc.

 Tel:092-802-5135 Fax:092-802-5060

Intellectual Property and Startup Support Management Group

  • Discovering intellectual properties and patent application
  • Marketing and licensing intellectual properties

     Tel:092-802-5137 Fax:092-802-5145

  • Supporting creation of great KU startups
  • Cultivating entrepreneurial talents in KU

 Tel:092-802-5143 Fax:092-802-5145

Research Planning and Research Support Group

  • Collection and analysis of policy information
  • Analysis of current status of university / benchmarking
  • Support for research strategy formulation
  • Support for acquiring research funding and development of academic research
  • Support for planning, coordinating, applying and implementing research projects

 Tel:092-802-2162 Fax:092-802-2164

    • Industry Collaboration Planning Office, Research Planning Division, Research General Affairs Section

    • General affairs concerning academic research


     Tel:+81-92-802-2320 Fax:+81-92-802-2391

    • Industry Collaboration Planning Office, Planning Section

    • Supporting general affairs concerning I-A-G collaboration


     Tel:+81-92-802-5064 Fax:+81-92-802-5059

    • Industry Collaboration Planning Office, Research Promotion Division, Research Fund Section

    • Supporting subsidies's application etc., for Scientific Research grants


     Tel:+81-92-802-2327 Fax:+81-92-802-2390

    • Industry Collaboration Planning Office, Funded Research, Contract Section

    • Supporting joint research & sponsored research


     Tel:+81-92-802-5067 Fax:+81-92-802-5059