Canon Foundation-Kyoto University Japan-Africa Exchange Program (Closed)

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【2018 call for application has been closed】 

Based on the Memorandum of Understanding concluded between the Canon Foundation in Europe (CFE) and Kyoto University (KU),  the Canon Foundation-Kyoto University Japan-Africa Exchange Program will start in 2018. The program offers fellowships to highly qualified researchers in fields of research related to African Studies. The program is intended to support 1) fellows from KU who want to do research in Africa, and 2) for scholars from Kyoto University’s partner institutes in Africa who want to do research in Kyoto. The fellowships are for a minimum period of three months up to maximum of one year between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. Application deadline is January 31st, 2018.

Application Guideline

Application Guideline(English only)

Application Period

December13th, 2017(Wed)-January 31st,2018

Eligibility

Applicants need to be holding at least a MA degree and employed either at KU or KU’s partner institutions[1] as post-doctoral fellows or faculty members at the time of applying.

[1] For a complete list of KU’s partner institutions, please visit its Global Engagement Website at  http://www.oc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/agreement/en/.

Application Procedure

The deadline for applications is January 31st, 2018. Consideration of the applications takes place first at KU and then at CFE. The Selection Committee of CFE will make final decisions and email the results to applicants before the end of February of that year. Therefore, the earliest possible date to begin the fellowship is April 1 of the same year. Please submit the following documents to Kyoto University Africa Unit (africaunit@kura.kyoto-u.ac.jp):

  • Your research plan including a clear title at the top of the page as well as starting/ending dates of the proposed research. (maximum 2 pages)
  • 2 reference letters (maximum 1 page each) from 2 persons. One letter should be from someone in a position to comment on your academic qualifications and professional work while the other should be a confirmation letter from your prospective host who can provide research or work facilities to you during the proposed period.
  • Your Curriculum Vitae
  • 1 copy of your doctoral certificate or your highest academic degree
  • 1 passport size photograph of yourself
  • 1 list of your academic publications or professional achievements in chronological order containing information on all authors, place and year of publication and page references.

Stipend and Travel Expenses

The financial support for successful applicants ranges from 22,500 Euro to 27,500 Euro per year and is pro-rated for different periods. CFE will directly administer the payments and notify the detailed payment procedure to each successful applicant.    

Contact Information

For any questions concerning the application, please email Kyoto University Africa Unit at africaunit@kura.kyoto-u.ac.jp

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