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 started 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, 2024 and March 31, 2025.
At Kyoto University, many researchers carry out their research in Africa in a wide range of fields. The Kyoto University Africa Office was approved in April 2019 as an overseas office jointly operated by the Center for African Area Studies and the Interdisciplinary Unit for African Studies. With support from International Strategy Office and Research Administration Office, the Africa Office will organically connect research, education and social service activities of the departments that have been active in Africa, and further expand cooperative relationships with universities, resear... read more
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.
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/.
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 March 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 ([email protected]):
For any questions concerning the application, please email Kyoto University Africa Unit at [email protected]
For more details, visit KU Africa Office website