Programme Description

Annually, the Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Fellowships to European PhD students to enable them to continue their studies in Japan. The same applies to PhD students based in Japan in relation to their studies in Europe. This offers the scholarship holders the unique opportunity to exchange skills and knowledge while at the same time promoting cultural and scientific understanding between the two regions. The research grants cover a wide range of topics - from molecular biology and garden architecture to automotive studies and genealogy.

Target Group

European and Japanese researchers

Academic Requirements

Applicants should have obtained at least a Master's degree within the last ten years.

Number of Scholarships

up to 15 annually

Duration

minimum period of three months up to maximum of one year

Scholarship Value

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

Application Papers

You will find all application forms and further information on the application procedure here.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is 15 February 2021 for research starting from 1 September 2021.

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