Canon Research Fellowships

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.

European nationals should have permanent citizenship in the country. Candidates are required to have obtained at least a Master's degree within the previous ten years. Exceptional candidates who obtained their qualification more than ten years prior to application will also be considered. Such candidates are required to provide further supporting information in their application.


Geschäftsstelle der Forschungskommission
Dr. Stefan Graf
Fon: +41 (0)71 224 2879

Application Info

The earliest possible date to begin the fellowship is January 1 of the following year.


The annual deadline for applications is September 15.



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



Level of education

PhD student, Researcher with Ph.D.

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Funding Types

scholarships / personnel costs


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

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