Fulbright Canada Scholar Awards 2021


Fulbright Canada


Canada Scholar Awards


Fulbright Canada Awards is offering four awards:

The Traditional Fulbright awards are open to Canadian scholars in all fields and are designed to enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at any university or research center of their choice in the United States. DEADLINE: NOV. 15

The Fulbright Canada Research Chairs are pre-arranged affiliations that allow scholars to conduct research/lecture on subjects important to that university. Partner universities are excited to welcome the Fulbright Visiting Chairs into campus life and encourage them to engage with students, faculty, and the broader community. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs can guest lecture in university courses, mentor students, lecture in public venues, network, and promote their research while representing the Fulbright program, and their home and host institutions. DEADLINE: NOV. 15

The Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow Program at SUNY Plattsburgh 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.

The 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.

Program details and timelines are not yet confirmed for the Distinguishing Visiting Research Fellow at SUNY Plattsburgh and the Scholar-in-Residence programs. This information will be updated when the programs launch.   


Applicants must

  • 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.

For more information see the eligibility requirements.


The winners of the Traditional Fulbright Awards will receive US$12,500 for one semester (4 months).

The winners of the Fulbright Research Chairs will receive awards ranging from US$25,000 to US$50,000 for 4 to 9 months.

Special Notes

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.

External Deadline

Please submit the application directly to Fulbright Canada. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination, with OR-5, to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online, using the application package. Please also submit a signed OR-5 and a completed application to research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline. 

See the application instructions for more information.

For More Information

For more information see the Fulbright Canada Scholars Awards website or contact research.honours@uoguelph.ca or info@fulbright.ca.

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