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15 Sep 2015

Canon Foundation in Europe Research Fellowships


Each year, to contribute to international understanding between Europe and Japan, the Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Research Fellowships to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers. The organisers welcome applications from all fields of research.

Candidates are required to have obtained a PhD or MA higher degree within the previous ten years.  Exceptional candidates who obtained their qualification more than ten years prior to application will also be considered. Such candidates are required to provide further supporting information in their application.

The European Fellowship holders pursue a period of research in Japan whereas the Japanese Fellows do their research at host institutions in Europe. The Fellowships are awarded for periods of minimum three months and maximum one year. The Fellowships are awarded regardless of discipline and existing employment positions.

Canon Fellows from Europe are free to choose their host institutes and hosts in Japan. The same freedom is given to Japanese Canon Fellows coming to Europe. Canon Foundation Research Fellowships may be applied for when an agreement on co-operation and on a research plan has been reached between the guest researcher and the proposed host institution.

Applications can also be submitted by members of commercial, industrial, governmental or professional organisations.

Deadline for applications: 15 September 2015.

In order to apply for one of the grants, please go to Canon Foundation website at www.canonfoundation.org

The Canon Foundation in Europe is a philanthropic, grant-making institution, active in the promotion of international cultural and scientific relations between Europe and Japan. It was established in 1987 by Canon Europa N.V., Canon's European Headquarters. Its goal is achieved by providing Research Fellowships to postgraduate students and researchers.