Canon Foundation/ Kyoto University Japan Africa Exchange Program


Canon Foundation/ Kyoto University Japan Africa Exchange Program

The Canon Foundation Europe in collaboration with the Kyoto University Japan is pleased to announce the Canon Foundation And Kyoto University Japan-Africa Exchange Program to highly qualified researchers in fields of research related to African Studies.

The Program intends to support fellows from Kyoto University who want to do research in Africa as well as scholars from Kyoto University’s partner institutes in Africa who want to do research in Kyoto.

Company/Organisation(s): Canon Foundation and Kyoto University

Program Type: Research Program

Program Location: Africa and Japan


Program Duration: Not specified

Available Slot: Several

Basic Qualifications: Master’s degree

Nationality: All Nationalities

Canon Foundation-Kyoto University Japan-Africa Exchange | Eligibility Criteria

Interested applicants for the Program must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must hold at least an MA degree and employed either at KU or KU’s partner institutions as post-doctoral fellows or faculty members at the time of applying.
  • Applicants must demonstrate excellent research abilities.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Exchange Program are to complete their applications and submit same to the Kyoto University Africa Unit ( The following supporting documents are to be attached when submitting:

  • Your research plan including a clear title at the top of the page as well as starting/ending dates of the proposed research. The research plan needs to include a general cost estimate, including living, travel, research costs, insurance, and etc. (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.

Application Deadline: 15 November 2023

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