Fulbright Canada - Awards for American Students

The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides opportunities for outstanding American students to study and/or conduct research in Canada. Award recipients include American citizens who are graduate students, prospective graduate students, or junior professionals.


Applicants can apply for:
  • Traditional Fulbright student awards: US$15,000 for one nine-month academic year. These all-discipline awards can be taken up at any college, university, think tank, or government agency in Canada.

  • Fulbright-mtvU Fellowships: Grants are for one nine-month academic year. Projects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression or change. 

Fulbright student and filmmaker Ashley Sabin


Fulbright student Sunil Abraham

Excellence in scholarship, diversity, and community service are the hallmarks of the Fulbright Program. Fulbright Canada encourages and promotes bi-national collaborative research and thoughtful public debate on topics that reflect the broad range of contemporary issues relevant to Canada, the United States, and the relationship between the two countries. Fulbright Canada operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for outstanding American students to pursue graduate study and/or research in Canada.


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 students 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 the pure and applied sciences. Please note that there are special competitions in certain areas and that these may vary.

Each September, the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America hosts the incoming cohort of American Fulbright Scholars and the entire incoming class of Killam Fellows for a fall Orientation in Ottawa. 

Fulbright Canada interviewed some of the 2011-2012 U.S. Students, to find out why they chose to come to Canada for their Fulbright experience.



From New York to Toronto: my Fulbright paved the way to discovery and success

Andrew Levinson 
2010-11 Fulbright Student



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Awards for American Students

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Awards for American Students

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