Contact with (alumni) Fellows
Where possible, personal visits are made to Fellows while they are at their host institution, either in Europe or Japan. It is the Foundation's policy to keep close contact with the Fellows.
During or shortly after the Fellowship period, the European and Japanese scholars are invited to a Regional Fellow Meeting in Japan or Europe, depending on their location.
In Europe, the Regional Fellow Meeting usually coincides with the meetings of the Board, the Executive and Selection Committees. The members look forward to meeting and chatting with the Fellows and hearing about their experiences in an informal setting.
During these meetings, the Fellows have the opportunity to meet each other and exchange their personal and scientific experiences. The Foundation also benefits by receiving useful feedback by hearing about the Fellows' accounts about the international research climate, the spin-off of the research stay in terms of the improvement of international understanding, the contacts that have been established as a result of the overseas stay between institutions and/or departments and practical matters. From a survey conducted amongst Alumni Fellows 70% still maintain contact with the host institution.
The Foundation has a modest library with publications of Canon Foundation Fellows who made an acknowledgement to the Foundation in that publication.
Since the Fellowships are not restricted to any discipline, the publications cover a wide area of research - from Molecular Biology and Garden architecture to tribal hunting scenes in Assyria.