Canon Foundation Research Fellowships are open to Europeans and Japanese nationals. Europeans must want to do their research in Japan and Japanese must want to do their research in Europe. 

Together with the European University Institute, San Fiesole, Italy, the Canon Foundation jointly awards one co-sponsored Canon Foundation Research Fellowship annually for post-doctoral research at the EUI. This Fellowship is open to candidates of Japanese nationality or permanent residents of Japan. The annual deadline for applications is 18 October and applicants should apply via the European University website. 

At the end of 2017, the Japan-Africa Exchange Program was established between the Canon Foundation in Europe and Kyoto University. Grants are offered to scholars from Kyoto University who want to do research in Africa related to African Studies, and for scholars from Kyoto University’s partner institutes in Africa who want to do research in Kyoto. 

For further information and the application form, please visit the website of Kyoto University Africa Unit at or send an email to