Canon Co-sponsored Research Fellowships – Florence, Italy

Canon Co-sponsored Research Fellowships – Florence, Italy 2016

Deadline: September 15, 2016

The Canon Foundation in Europe offers, in co-operation with the European University Institute in Florence, a co-sponsored Research Fellowship to be carried out in Europe or Japan. The Fellowships are intended to support post-doctoral research by academics in the early stages of their professional career, in any of the research areas of the European University Institute. The duration of a Fellowship is for a minimum of 3 months to maximum 1 year (September to August).

In this programme, one Japanese national or permanent resident of Japan will go to Florence, Italy, to carry out post-doctoral research. Information on research areas can be obtained from the European University Institute website.


  • The stipend is € 2,000 per month. Successful applicants benefiting from other grants or salaries must disclose this to the Canon Foundation in Europe and the European University Institute, as the amount of the Fellowship will be fixed at a lower rate (€ minimum 1,250 per month) in function of the additional income.
  • Fellows (but not their families) receive one tourist class return trip from their home town to Florence (calculated not to exceed € 1,200).
  • The Fellow takes care of the visa arrangement and can ask the European University Institute for assistance. The Canon Foundation in Europe will send a statement to the Fellow to be used for visa application. The Fellow makes his/her own travel arrangements.
  • The European University Institute housing office can assist in finding accommodation.


  • Open to candidates who have successfully defended their Ph.D. at the time of the start of the Fellowship (September 1);
  • Appropriate extensions to the five year rule will be allowed in the case of applicants whose academic career has been interrupted because of maternity leave or illness. In particular, for each maternity leave, an additional year will be permitted, while in the case of a long or recurrent illness, the total period of illness may be taken into account in calculating eligibility. Explanation of such circumstances should be included in the application. Supporting documents will be requested from candidates proposed for selection;
  • Candidates of Japanese nationality or permanent residence are eligible for the Fellowships;
  • Fellows should have a good knowledge of the languages most relevant to their proposed research, and a working knowledge of English.

Application Process

Details of the host organisation do not need to be filled in. Also no host confirmation is required. The European University institute will designate the appropriate department to the Fellow in case of a successful application. Letters to the applicants will be sent out before the Christmas holidays.

For more information, visit Canon Co-Sponsored Fellowships.