Canon Foundation Fellowships

Level of study
Doctoral research
Subject area
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
Nationality
EU, Japan, UK
Type of Award
External
Deadline for applying
Closes 15/09/2018

Award Description

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.

Annually, the Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Fellowships to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers. European Fellows are expected to pursue a period of research in Japan whereas Japanese Fellows are expected to do their research in Europe.

Canon Foundation Fellowships are for a minimum period of three months up to maximum of one year.

We support 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.

Value of Award

The financial support for Research Fellows ranges from 22,500 Euro to 27,500 Euro per year and pro-rata for different periods.

Eligibility Criteria

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. The foundation 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 priority is given to applicants going to Europe and Japan for the first time. 

How to Apply

The annual deadline for applications is September 15. Consideration of the applications takes several months. The Selection Committee's final decisions are convened to the applicants before end December of that year. Therefore, the earliest possible date to begin the Fellowship is January 1 of 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. Applications should be made through the online application form that can be found on the website.

Contact

Doctoral Research Enquiry Service
dr@contacts.bham.ac.uk
0121 414 5005

Website
https://www.canonfoundation.org/programmes/research-fellowships/