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Funds in Operation

General Purpose

The Kyoto University Fund is utilized to prepare resilient and intelligent students with global perspectives, support young researchers engaged in challenging germinal research areas, develop an improved research environment, and broadly disseminate research findings.

Tasuku Honjo “Yuh-shi” Fund(Commemorating the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine)

Tasuku Honjo Incentive Fund was established by Dr. Honjo, a distinguished professor, with his donation of the cash award that accompanied his Novel Prize in Physiology or Medical, which he was awarded in October 2018.This fund will be used to support young researchers who pursue their research with strong determination and unsparing effort.

Special Purpose Fund

Support for Education and Research


The Kokoro Research Center has assembled researchers from a wide range of academic fields for diverse interdisciplinary research aimed at elucidating the mechanisms of the human mind.

iPS Cell Research

To deliver the benefits of iPS cell research as quickly as possible to patients, Kyoto University has created the iPS Cell Research Fund to support CiRA researchers and other staff for this goal.


The Shishu-kan Fund helps cultivate future leaders with broad intellect, advanced expertise, charismatic strengths, and the ability to lead efforts in the public interest and find solutions to an array of social issues.

Kyoto University Observatory

Kyoto University Observatory Fund supports the Graduate School of Science Affiliated Observatories on improvements of observatory facilities and equipments, its activities on astronomy, and associated projects in cross-boarder joint research.


where science meets humanity Creating bio-inspired super materials to revolutionize health-care, medicine, industry and the environment. Because we care.

Graduate School of Science

The Graduate School of Science has a mission to engage in world-leading and cutting-edge scientific research and to support individuals with scientific knowledge to solve the issues facing global society.

African Research

African Research Fund is designed to support the Center for African Area Studies in conducting fieldwork-based African surveys and research, contributing to African development, and helping to train young researchers.

Wildlife Research Center

Wildlife Research Center Fund is utilized to promote the development of Wildlife Research Center facilities, which focuses on the protection of large animal species that face the threat of extinction.

Graduate School and Faculty of Education

The Graduate School and Faculty of Education is engaged in research on a diverse array of themes relevant to education, psychology, human condition and the society.

Asian Studies

Asian Studies Fund is designed to support research, surveys, and academic exchange of young researchers in Japan and abroad in the field of Asian studies.

Promotion of Interdisciplinary Research and Education Fund

Promotion of Interdisciplinary Research and Education Fund mobilizes interdisciplinary collaboration among academic researchers.

Global Survivability Studies Fund

Pioneering the new interdisciplinary field of Global Survivability Studies and fostering global human resources to contribute to the safety and security of society.

Ujigawa Open Laboratory Fund

This fund aims to help reduce disaster risk by furnishing opportunities to connect cutting-edge research on disaster prevention/mitigation with community disaster prevention activities.

Primate Research Fund

As the Primate Research Institute approaches its 50th anniversary, we will develop research and breeding facilities, pursue publicity activities, and strive for even greater progress in the Japan-born primatology with the Primate Research Institute as its center.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Education and Research Fund

By generating exceptional research output and developing international human resources to drive drug discovery and medical care, we will create a center for education and research of the highest global standard.

Space Unit Fund

We are working for human advancement into outer space by creating a new multi-disciplinary field called Synergetic Studies for Space and by cultivating human resources for space development and its use.

Graduate School of Management Education and Research Support Fund

This fund aims to enhance the educational and research activities of the Graduate School of Management, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016, as well as to cultivate talented individuals who will take on leading roles in diverse fields.

Sports Business Education and Research Promotion Fund

This fund will conduct research and pursue projects concerning sports business as well as engage in the dissemination of their outcomes with the aim of soundly developing university sports organizations that enjoy the trust of the wider community.

Kyoto University Mathematical Sciences Research Fund

The Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences is working to promote research in mathematics and mathematical sciences, which is critical to the development of various sciences and industrial technology, and to develop the next generation of young researchers.

Global Health Fund

Integrating Kyoto University’s cutting-edge research and fieldwork traditions, the GHIU provides scholars from developing countries with the skills and knowledge to serve as leaders in education and research on global health in developing countries.

Graduate School of Informatics Fund

Supporting research that will help generate revolutionary innovations to transform the society of the future, with a focus on both cutting-edge research in informatics and the basic research that underpins it.

Kyoto University Design School Fund

Developing new design methodologies and doctoral specialists capable of designing social systems and architectures through collaborating with experts in different fields.

Education and Research Support Fund for Students with Disabilities

We will eliminate barriers in both campus facilities as well as education and research systems, thereby enhancing academic support for students with disabilities and preparing them for active roles in wider society.

Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry Fund

A world-leading center for fundamental and theoretical chemistry that promotes research activities and fosters a new generation of talent by providing an environment that enables young scientists to devote themselves to research.

Kyoto University Hospital Fund

The Kyoto University Hospital is working to improve patient services, enhance medical treatment, research and education, and deliver safe, high-quality medical care, as well as responding to society’s expectations as a hospital with superior functions.

Education and Research for Regional Alliances Fund

Pursuing education and research through regional alliances, carrying on the work of the university COC program to contribute to regional activation, and fostering human resources for regional economic reinvigoration and regional revitalization.

Fund for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Programs

By reaching across the boundaries of specialization and enhancing interdisciplinary graduate education programs at the graduate level, we strive to develop high-level “knowledge professionals” capable of thriving widely across the sectors of industry, government, and academia.

Kyoto University Engineering Fund

Overall, the fund will allow improving our infrastructure to overcome some of the geographical disadvantages, promoting a higher degree of educational and research activities at Graduate School of Engineering.

Biodiversity and Ecology Research Fund

Functioning as the hub of a network for biodiversity researchers, and cultivating talent to lead research toward preservation of rich biodiversity and healthy global symbiosis into the future.

Support for Extracurricular Activities

Baseball Club Support

Baseball Club Support Fund supports the Kyoto University Baseball Club, which was founded in 1898 and now competes as a team affiliated with the Kansai BIG 6 Baseball League.

Rowing Club Support

Rowing Club Support Fund is designed to support competitive intercollegiate activities of the Kyoto University Rowing Club, which is publicly well known with its Lake Biwa Rowing Song.

Rugby Football Club Support

Rugby Football Club Support Fund supports activities of the club, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2022. We aim to cultivate future leaders and contribute to the local community through the sport of rugby.

American Football Club Support

We aim to enhance the personnel, strategy, and environment of the KU American Football Club and realize our ambition of being “number one in Japan for sports”.

Windsurfing Team Support Fund

The Windsurfing Team has an impressive track record, which includes vectoring in the national intercollegiate team championships, and is striving to consolidate its position as one of Japan’s most competitive teams.

Kyoto University Mechatro-Creators Fund

Fostering individuals with wide-ranging mechanical, electrical, and information-related knowledge and skills and raising KU’s profile through robot contests.

Support for Commemorative Events and the Preservation of Valuable Documents

Third Higher School

Third Higher School Fund supports the Kyoto University Archives in collecting, organizing, preserving, and conducting research on valuable materials relevant to the history of the Third Higher School.

Graduate School of Letters Library Collection

The Fund is aimed at restoring historically valuable works in the Library of the Graduate School of Letters for future generations and aiding the advancement of academic disciplines in the humanities.

Orchestra 100th Anniversary Fund

Through activities to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Kyoto University Symphony Orchestra in 2016, we will share our musical and intellectual legacy with the next generation.

Faculty of Economics Centennial Fund

We will implementing projects to celebrate the centennial in 2019 and support the advancement of education and research in the Faculty of Economics.

Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive Fund

This fund supports the restoration and digitization of the rare materials held by Kyoto University to share the wisdom of our ancestors described there with the world and the future generations.