"The John Mung Program for Young Scholars" encourages researchers in the early stage of their career to study abroad, develop personal networks, and pursue international collaborative research. Ultimately, it seeks to foster future generations of internationally-minded researchers who will integrate their knowledge and experience into their academic activities at Kyoto University. Grants are provided not only to junior faculty and research members, but also to their departments and laboratories to compensate for their absence while they are abroad.
There are two main programs available for researchers as described below:
Young Scholars Overseas Visit Program seeks to encourage junior faculty and research members in the early stage of their career to study abroad, develop personal networks, and pursue international collaborative research. Kyoto University directly provides grants to cover the expenses incurred on their travel, living, and research for mid- and long-term periods. (Grants up to ¥5,000,000 for one year and ¥8,000,000 for two years are provided.)
Supporting Program for Young Scholars' Home Laboratories provides funding to departments, laboratories, and other academic units to compensate for the absence of junior faculty and research members traveling abroad for longer than six months. These grants can be used to cover personnel and other operational expenses incurred during the period of their travel. (Grants up to ¥3,600,000 for one year and ¥7,200,000 for two years are provided.)