Every year the Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Fellowships to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers.
The candidates hold a doctorate or at least a Master’s degree and are eligible during the ten-year period following the successful completion of their PhD or MA. 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 three months to one year and are awarded to all disciplines.
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.
The annual deadline for applications is September 15 2011
The financial support for Research Fellows ranges from 22,500 Euros to 27,500 Euros 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.