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

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

Consultation & Office Operation Group

Tel:+81-92-802-5127 Fax:+81-92-802-5145

  • Collecting and analyzing policy information etc.
  • Research strategic planning, etc.

Research Strategy Group

Tel:+81-92-802-2163 Fax:+81-92-802-2164

  • Supporting funds acquisition, promotion of interdisciplinary research, etc.
  • Supporting planning, coordination, application and implementation of research projects

Research Development Group

Tel:+81-92-802-2162 Fax:+81-92-802-2164

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

Research Alliance Group

Tel:+81-92-802-5135 Fax:+81-92-802-5060

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

Intellectual Property Management Group

Tel:+81-92-802-5137 Fax:+81-92-802-5145

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

Startup Support Group

Tel:+81-92-802-5143 Fax:+81-92-802-5145

    • General affairs concerning academic research

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


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

    • Supporting general affairs concerning I-A-G collaboration

    Industry Collaboration Planning Office, Planning Section


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

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

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


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

    • Supporting joint research & sponsored research

    Industry Collaboration Planning Office, Funded Research, Contract Section


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