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2014 Canon Foundation Research Fellowships for European and Japanese Researchers

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Each year, the Canon Foundation offers research fellowships for European and Japanese researchers. Up to 15 fellowships are awarded for periods of minimum three months and maximum one year annually. The European Fellowship holders pursue a period of research in Japan whereas the Japanese Fellows do their research at host institutions in Europe. 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 annual deadline for applications is September 15. 

About Scholarship: Annually, the Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Fellowships to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers. European nationals should have a permanent citizenship in the country. The candidates hold a doctorate or at least a Master’s degree. They are eligible during the ten-year period following the successful completion of their PhD or MA degree. Extensions to the ten-year rule are possible in principle in case of exceptional circumstances which should be explained in the application and supporting documents are required. 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 minimum three months and maximum one year. The Fellowships are awarded regardless of discipline and existing employment positions. 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.

Study: The Fellowships are awarded regardless of discipline and existing employment positions.
Course Level: The European Fellowship holders pursue a period of research in Japan whereas the Japanese Fellows do their research at host institutions in Europe.
Scholarship by: Canon Foundation
Location: Europe and Japan 

Eligibility: Fellowships are awarded to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers. European nationals should have a permanent citizenship in the country. The candidates hold a doctorate or at least a Master’s degree. They are eligible during the ten-year period following the successful completion of their PhD or MA degree. Extensions to the ten-year rule are possible in principle in case of exceptional circumstances which should be explained in the application and supporting documents are required. 

Scholarship Open for: European (Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia (Slovak Republic), Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City) and Japanese researchers can apply for these fellowships. 

Number of awards: Annually, the Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Fellowships.

Duration: The Fellowships are awarded for periods of minimum three months and maximum one year. 

Value: The financial support for Research Fellows ranges from 22,500 Euro to 27,500 Euro 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. 

Notification: Consideration of the applications takes several months. The Selection Committee’s final decisions are convened to the applicants before end December of that year. 

Apply: It is strongly recommended that the candidates obtain the current issue of the application form from the website or at the Secretariat of the Foundation, in Amstelveen – the Netherlands. 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. 

Deadline: The annual deadline for applications is September 15.

Further Information: http://www.canonfoundation.org/programmes_1_fellow.html

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