Fulbright Canada Scholar Awards 2024-25


Fulbright Canada


Canada Scholar Awards


Fulbright Canada Awards is offering two 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.

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.


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 web page.


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.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Please submit the application directly to the Fulbright Canada online application package. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination and a signed OR-5, to research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline.

How to Apply

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

ORS may be able to support the development of your application package. If you would like support, please contact ailsakay@uoguelph.ca.

For More Information

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

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