Annually, the Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 fully funded Fellowships to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers. European Fellows should pursue a period of research in Japan whereas Japanese Fellows should do their research in Europe.
Canon Foundation Fellowships are fully funded for a minimum period of three months up to a maximum of one year. Further, the Canon foundation supports all fields of research. There are no limitations or restrictions. Applicants do not have to be currently enrolled or employed at the time of applying. Members of commercial, industrial, governmental or professional organizations may also submit the applications.
The financial support for Research Fellows ranges from 22,500 Euro to 27,500 Euro per year and pro-rata for different periods.
All Europeans are eligible to apply (including Israel, Turkey, Balkan and Baltic countries).
Europeans should have permanent citizenship in the country.
Applicants should have obtained at least a Master’s degree within the last ten years of applying to the Canon Foundation. We will also consider candidates who obtained their qualification more than ten years ago as long as they provide further supporting information in their application.
Please note that the foundation will give priority to the applicants going to Europe and Japan for the first time.
It is important to note that the foundation doesn’t enter any correspondence takes a decision on any individual application in view of a large number of applicants. Further, applicants should draw no negative inference from the failure of a candidate to secure a Fellowship.
The Canon Foundation gives priority for its fully funded fellowships to those who plan to travel to Europe or Japan rather than prolong a current stay.
Applications should be made through the online application form.
Your application will be complete on receipt of the 2 reference letters AND the host confirmation letter. You can upload these documents yourself until 30 September OR they can be emailed or posted directly to us via email and we will upload them to your application.
The annual deadline for applications is September 15. Consideration of the applications takes several months. The foundation will email the Selection Committee’s final decisions to applicants before the end of December of that year. Therefore, the earliest possible date to begin the Fellowship is January 1 of the following year.