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