Canon Foundation in Europe - Fellowships at EUI (European University Institute)

The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

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PostDOC Fellowship & Research

Location (s):

  • Italy
European University Institute, Badia Fiesolana - Via dei Roccettini 9, I-50014 San Domenico di Fiesole (FI) - Italy


The Canon Foundation and the EUI jointly award one Canon Foundation Fellowship for post-doctoral research at the EUI. The fellowship is open to candidates of Japanese nationality or permanent residents of Japan.


Starting in the year 2007, the Canon Foundation in Europe offers, in co-operation with the European University Institute in Florence, a co-sponsored Research Fellowship. 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.

Specific questions can be put to the Canon Foundation in Europe secretariat in the Netherlands. Applicants are requested to use the Canon Foundation in Europe application form which can bedownloaded here and send the completed form and other required documentation to the Canon Foundation in Europe before the cut-off date of September 15 (No need for details on host organisation or host confirmation!).


Fellows are required to reside in Florence for the duration of their Fellowship in order that they may take an active part in the academic activities of the European University Institute.


The research done during the Fellowship should lead to a publication, either under the European University Institute’s imprint, e.g. in the form of a working paper, or in a journal, or with an appropriate publishing house. Topics must fall within the European University Institute’s research areas.

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Description of Ideal Candidate:


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. Please refer for research areas. The Fellowships are open to candidates who have successfully defended their Ph.D. at the time of the start of the Fellowship (1 September each year).

Appropriate extensions to the seven 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.


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

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.

Family allowance
A household allowance of € 300 per month is paid to fellows with a partner when the partner accompanies the fellow in Florence and on the condition that the partner's income does not exceed € 2,000 per month. In addition to this, there is a dependant's allowance of € 200 per month for each dependent child that resides with the fellow in Florence.

Fellows are entitled to these allowances if they can declare that they are not receiving any similar allowance from another source and upon production of relevant certificates (marriage certificate or equivalent, birth certificates). For dependent children in full-time education and over the age of 18, a school or university certificate is required. No allowance is paid for dependent children over the age of 26.

Travel expenses
Fellows (but not their families) receive one tourist class return trip from their home town to Florence (calculated not to exceed € 1,200).

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