Canon Foundation- Kyoto University Japan-Africa Exchange Program

Canon Foundation/ Kyoto University Japan Africa Exchange Program
Canon Foundation/ Kyoto University Japan Africa Exchange Program

Canon Foundation-Kyoto University Japan-Africa Exchange; We are delighted to announce the Canon Foundation/Kyoto University Japan Africa Exchange Program, a collaborative effort between the Canon Foundation Europe and Kyoto University Japan. This prestigious program is designed to provide valuable support to exceptionally qualified researchers focusing on fields of study related to African Studies.

The primary goal of this exchange program is twofold: to support fellows from Kyoto University in conducting research within Africa and to extend the same opportunity to scholars from Kyoto University’s esteemed partner institutes in Africa who wish to pursue research at Kyoto University. Through this initiative, we aim to foster meaningful academic exchanges and collaborations between Japan and Africa, promoting knowledge sharing and cultural understanding.

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

Program Type: Research Program

Program Location: Africa and Japan

Application Deadline: 15 November 2023

Program Duration: Not specified

Available Slot: Several

Basic Qualifications: Master’s degree

Nationality: All Nationalities

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

Interested applicants for the Canon Foundation/ Kyoto University Africa Exchange 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.

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