Donor: Canon Foundation in Europe
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Netherlands
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Individual
Deadline: 15.09.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 22.500€
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants, Other
Maximum grant size: 27.500€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Asia


  2. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine


1) Objective

The Canon Foundation in Europe is a philanthropic, grant-making institution, active in the promotion of international culture and scientific relations between Europe and Japan. It was founded in 1987 under Dutch law and has its Secretariat in Amstelveen in the Netherlands. Its objective is the promotion of science, culture, know-how and mutual understanding between Europe and Japan. Annually, the Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Fellowships to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers. European Fellows are expected to pursue a period of research in Japan whereas Japanese Fellows are expected to do their research in Europe. Canon Foundation Fellowships are for a minimum period of three months up to maximum of one year. They support all fields of research. There are no limitations or restrictions. Applicants do not have to be currently enrolled or employed at the time of applying.

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. Applications can also be submitted by members of commercial, industrial, governmental or professional organisations.

2) Eligibility 

All Europeans are eligible to apply (including Israel, Turkey, Balkan and Baltic countries). Applicants should have obtained at least a Master’s or PhD degree within the last ten years of applying to the Canon Foundation. They will also consider candidates who obtained their qualification more than ten years ago as long as they provide further supporting information in their application. Please note that priority is given to applicants going to Europe and Japan for the first time.

3) Location 

European countries are eligible as well as Japan.

4) Budget

The financial support for Research Fellows ranges from €22,500 to €27,500 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.

5) Application 

The next application deadline will be 15 September, 2023.

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