Canon Foundation-Kyoto University Japan-Africa Exchange Program 2023/2024

 15 November 2022 is the deadline.

The Japan-Africa Exchange Program 2023/2024 application period for the Canon Foundation-Kyoto University has opened. The Canon Foundation-Kyoto University Japan-Africa Exchange Program began in 2018 and is based on the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Kyoto University and the Canon Foundation in Europe (CFE).

Highly qualified researchers in disciplines with ties to African Studies are eligible for fellowships under the program. The program aims to support both academics from Kyoto University's partner institutions in Africa who wish to conduct research in Kyoto as well as fellows from KU who wish to conduct research in Africa. The fellowships are for a minimum of three months and a maximum of one year, starting on April 1, 2023, and ending on March 31, 2024.


The financial assistance for chosen applicants ranges from 22,500 to 27,500 euros annually and is prorated for various time periods. Each successful applicant will be informed of the complete payment procedure by CFE, who will directly handle the payments.


Candidates must possess a minimum of an MA;

be working as faculty members or post-doctoral fellows at KU or KU's partner universities at the time of application;

Additionally, African students who can demonstrate their current partnerships and submit one of the two reference letters they will receive from Kyoto University from their potential host are qualified to apply for the program.


Send the necessary paperwork to the Kyoto University Africa Unit at to apply:

Your research plan should have a title that is obvious at the top of the page, along with the proposed research's beginning and concluding dates. A broad cost estimate for the study project, including living expenses, travel expenses, research expenses, insurance costs, and so on, must be included. two pages most

Two letters of recommendation, each no longer than one page. One letter should be from a source who can remark on your academic accomplishments and professional experience, and the other should be a letter of confirmation from a prospective host who can offer you access to workspace or research resources for the planned time period.

You Curriculum Vitae

1 copy of the doctoral certificate you earned or your highest academic degree

1 photo of oneself in passport size

1 list of your academic or professional accomplishments, including page references, author names, publication locations, and publication years.

The Japan-Africa Exchange Program website has more information.



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