Each year the Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Fellowships to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers.
European Fellowship holders may pursue a period of research in Japan whereas the Japanese Fellows will conduct their research at host institutions in Europe. The Fellowships are awarded for periods of minimum three months and maximum one year. 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.
Application procedure for Fellowships
The annual deadline for applications is September 15 and the Selection Committee’s final decisions are convened to the applicants before the end of December. Therefore, the earliest possible date to begin the Fellowship is 1 January the following year.
Applications should be submitted in full (including the acceptance by the proposed host institute and the research plan) to the Secretariat of the Canon Foundation in Europe well in advance of the deadline.
The financial support for Research Fellows ranges from 22,500 Euro to 27,500 Euro per year and pro-rata for different periods. The Canon Foundation gives priority to those who plan to travel to Europe or Japan rather than prolong a current stay.