Canon Foundation in Europe Announces 2023 Deadline For Research Fellowships

The 2023 deadline for the Canon Foundation in Europe Research Fellowships programme has been confirmed. The programme supports fellowships in Europe or Japan for Japanese or European candidates studying any discipline.

The Canon Foundation in Europe is a philanthropic, grant-making institution that aims to promote science, culture, know-how and mutual understanding between Europe and Japan, seeking to achieve this aim by facilitating travel between Europe and Japan for students and researchers.

The Foundation provides research fellowships for European and Japanese researchers, working in any field or discipline, to travel to Europe or Japan to conduct research. European Canon Fellows are expected to pursue a period of research in Japan while Japanese Canon Fellows are expected to do their research in Europe. Fellows are free to choose their host institutes and hosts.

Applications are welcome from researchers in Europe (including UK, Israel, Turkey, the Balkans and Baltic countries) and Japan. Eligible applicants are generally those who have obtained at least a Master’s or PhD degree within the last ten years before applying. Applicants do not have to be currently enrolled or employed at the time of application. The Foundation is particularly interested in applicants who have never travelled to Europe or Japan before. Applications may be submitted by members of commercial, industrial, governmental or professional organisations. Priority will be given to candidates who plan to travel to Europe or Japan rather than to prolong a current stay.

Fellowship awards have a value of up to €30,000 per year. Funding operates on a pro-rata basis for different time periods. The fellowships are for a minimum period of three months up to a maximum of one year. The Foundation grants up to 15 fellowships per year.

Applications must be submitted by 15 September 2023.

(This report was the subject of a ResearchConnect Newsflash.)