Canada Scholar Awards
Fulbright Canada awards offer a unique opportunity to explore a wide range of scholarly issues, including important contemporary issues that are relevant to Canada, to the United States, and to the relationship between the two countries. While the competition is officially field-open, we are especially keen to support scholars in the humanities, in the areas of communications and culture, in Canadian - American relations, in all areas of contemporary public policy, on topics relating to culture and to the environment, law, indigenous issues, and in pure and applied sciences. Please note that there are special competitions in certain areas and that these may vary over time and under particular circumstances.
- Traditional (All Disciplines) Award: US$12,500 for one semester (four months). These awards are field open and can be taken up at any university, think tank, or government agency in the United States.
- Research Chairs Program: The award values range from US$25,000 to US$50,000 and from four to nine months. Fulbright Canada Research Chairs are targeted opportunities at select universities/institutions designed to host exceptional scholars and experienced professionals who conduct research in a specific area.
- Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow Program at SUNY Plattsburgh: US$3,500 plus international travel. This program is open to Canadian scholars who will take up residence at the Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh for a period of two to six weeks. While in residence, the incumbent will teach a one credit course, deliver lectures on any topic related to the research featured in their Fulbright Canada Address, and work with colleagues at SUNY Plattsburgh.
- Scholar-in-Residence Program: US$2,700/month plus international travel. The Worldwide Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings visiting scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities for one semester or one academic year. Preference is given to institutions that infrequently or never have hosted Visiting Scholars and serve student populations underrepresented in international exchange programs, and/or to colleges and universities that are Minority Serving Institutions.
- Be a Canadian citizen (Permanent residence is not sufficient).
- Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree as appropriate.
Candidates outside academia (e.g., professionals, artists) with recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments.
- Be proficient in English.
- Be in compliance with all J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) guidelines.
- Be in compliance with all governmental regulations regarding visas, immigration, travel and residence.
Applicants must not
- Be a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen.
- Hold permanent residency status in the United States.
- Reside in the United States.
- Have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six year period immediately preceding the date of application.
A period of nine months or more during a calendar year is considered to constitute a full year abroad.
Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online, using the application form provided on the Fulbright Canada Scholars Awards website.
Application criteria may also be found on the Fulbright Canada Scholars Awards website.
Please submit an OR-5 and a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org by the external deadline.
For More Information
More information can also be found on the Fulbright Canada Scholars Awards website.