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Research Opportunities in Japan

We invite you to join a seminar ‘Research Opportunities in Japan’ organised by our friends at UCD Centre for Japanese Studies in cooperation with JSPS London.
Date: Tuesday, 27th February 2024
Time: 1 p.m.
Venue: H2.22 Science Hub, O’Brien Centre for Science, Belfield Campus Dublin
Guest speakers:

* Professor Naoto Kobayashi, Director, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) London

* Professor Emma Sokell, Head of UCD School of Physics and former JSPS Scholar; Deputy Director, UCD Centre for Japanese Studies

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) also known as Gakushin, is an independent administrative institution. It provides various fellowships for researchers to conduct, under the guidance of their Japanese hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. As Japan’s premier research funding agency, JSPS carries out a diverse program that includes funding scientific research, fostering young researchers, promoting international scientific exchange, and supporting the reform and globalization of universities. Its annual budget in 2011 fiscal year was ¥334.7 billion. The JSPS is equivalent to both Science Foundation Ireland and the Ireland Research Council for Japan, covering all disciplinary areas.

Canon Foundation in Europe | Research Grant Opportunities

The Canon Foundation in Europe offers grants for individuals (Europeans and Japanese nationals) to carry out research in Europe or Japan. European Fellows are expected to do their research in Japan whilst Japanese Fellows are expected to do their research in Europe.

Applicants should hold at least a Master’s Degree obtained in the last 10 years. All research fields are eligible – there are no restrictions. Fellowships are for 3 months to 1 year maximum with start dates from January and December 2023.

Further information and the online application form can be found on our website at www.canonfoundation.org.

The next application deadline is 15 September 2022 for applications starting in 2023. Registration for the online application
form re-opens on 1 February 2022.


Canon Foundation support all fields of research. There are no limitations or restrictions. Applicants do not have to be currently enrolled or employed at the time of applying.

Canon Fellows from Europe are free to choose their host institutes and hosts in Japan. The same freedom is given to Japanese Canon Fellows coming to Europe. Canon Foundation Research Fellowships may be applied for when an agreement on co-operation and on a research plan has been reached between the guest researcher and the proposed host institution.

Applications can also be submitted by members of commercial, industrial, governmental or professional organisations.


All Europeans are eligible to apply (including UK, Israel, Turkey, Balkan and Baltic countries).

Applicants should have obtained at least a Master’s or PhD degree within the last ten years of applying to the Canon Foundation. We will also consider candidates who obtained their qualification more than ten years ago as long as they provide further supporting information in their application.

Please note that priority is given to applicants going to Europe and Japan for the first time.


The 15 February, 2021 deadline for applications starting between September 2021 and December 2022 has now closed. The next application deadline will be 15 September, 2022 for applications starting between January and December 2023.

The Selection Committee’s final decision will be emailed to applicants by mid-December 2022.

It is important to note that no correspondence is entered into by the Foundation in regard to decisions taken on any individual application and in view of the large number of applicants, no negative inference should be drawn from the failure of a candidate to secure a Fellowship.

The financial support for Research Fellows ranges from 22,500 Euro to 27,500 Euro per year and pro-rata for different periods. The Canon Foundation gives priority to those who plan to travel to Europe or Japan rather than prolong a current stay.

Applications should be made through our online application form. After registering, you will be directed to the application form.

Please check here for the list of documents which need to be uploaded before your application can be submitted.


The Canon Foundation in Europe was founded in 1987 and is a philanthropic, grant-making institution to enhance cultural and scientific understanding between Japan and Europe. This objective is achieved by providing Research Fellowships to postgraduate students and researchers. Over the years, The Canon Foundation in Europe has extended the range of programmes.

For more information: https://www.canonfoundation.org/