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Canon Kyoto University Japan-Africa Exchange Program 2020

Fully Funded Canon Kyoto University Japan-Africa Exchange Program 2020

Fully Funded
Country: Japan and African Countries
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Based on the Memorandum of Understanding concluded between the Canon Foundation in Europe (CFE) and Kyoto University (KU),  the Canon Foundation-Kyoto University Japan-Africa Exchange Program started in 2018. The program offers fellowships to highly qualified researchers in fields of research related to African Studies. The program intends to support:

  1. fellows from KU who want to do research in Africa
  2. for scholars from Kyoto University’s partner institutes in Africa who want to do research in Kyoto.

The fellowships are for a minimum period of three months up to a maximum of one year.

Fully Funded Canon Kyoto University Japan-Africa Exchange Program

The Canon Foundation Kyoto University Japan-Africa Exchange is fully funded program, that supports the fellows by providing financial assistance. The financial support for successful applicants ranges from €22,500 to €27,500 per year. Moreover, CFE will directly administer the payments and notify the detailed payment procedure to each successful applicant.

Eligibility for Canon Kyoto University Japan-Africa Exchange Program

To be eligible for the Japan-Africa Exchange Program, applicants need to hold at least an MA degree. Further, they must be an employee either at KU or KU’s partner institutions as post-doctoral fellows or faculty members.

How to apply for the Japan-Africa Exchange Program?

Consideration of the applications takes place first at KU and then at CFE. The Selection Committee of CFE will make final decisions and email the results to applicants before the end of February of that year. Therefore, the earliest possible date to begin the fellowship is April 1 of the same year. Hence, the candidates will require to submit the following documents to the Kyoto University Africa Unit via email

  • Your research plan including a clear title at the top of the page as well as starting/ending dates of the proposed research. The research plan needs to include a general cost estimate, including living, travel, research costs, insurance.
  • 2 reference letters (maximum 1 page each) from 2 persons. One letter should be from someone in a position to comment on your academic qualifications as well as professional work while the other should be a confirmation letter from your prospective host who can provide research or work facilities to you during the proposed period.
  • Further, your Curriculum Vitae
  • A copy of your doctoral certificate or your highest academic degree
  • 1 passport size photograph of yourself
  • Also, a list of your academic publications or professional achievements in chronological order containing information on all authors, place and year of publication and page references.


The deadline to submit the application for the Japan-Africa Exchange Program is 31 October 2019. The Canon Foundation- Kyoto University considers applications arriving after the deadline invalid.


Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Deadline31 October,2019
CountryJapan and African Countries
Open toAfrican and Japanese Nationalities
OrganizerCanon Foundation and Kyoto University
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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