The Fulbright Canada Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Award is a new initiative of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada), in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and six of Canada’s leading research universities. The STEM award, a three year award valued at some $120,000 (tuition, fees, and an annual stipend of $20,000), is the counterpart to Fulbright’s International Science and Technology award for foreign students coming to the United States.
Canada is the home to top-ranked research institutions and leading research scientists. As such, Canada is a premier destination for scientific study and research. The Fulbright Canada STEM Award will offer an opportunity for a select group of U.S. students to pursue their PhD in Canada. They will study, conduct research, and be inspired in a technologically-advanced, diverse, and dynamic country.
Fulbright Canada has partnered with the following universities to provide the very best opportunities in both basic and applied fields of science, engineering and mathematics: McGill University, Université de Montréal, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, and the University of Waterloo. Fulbright Canada will work closely with the award recipients, partner universities, and our cooperating agencies in the United States to ensure the most appropriate for the grantee.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States of America. Applicants must submit their Graduate Record Examination scores before December 31, 2012 and must have completed an undergraduate degree before August 1, 2013. Applicants must be proficient in English and/or French. Eligible fields of study/research include:
Aeronautics and Aeronautical Engineering
Agriculture (theoretical or research-based focus only)
Engineering (aerospace, electrical, chemical, civil, industrial, mechanical, ocean, and petroleum)
Geology/Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Information Sciences/Engineering (engineering focus only; business-focused study is not eligible)
Public Health (biostatistics or epidemiology)
The competition for awards taken up in the 2014-15 academic year is now closed. The current competition, for awards to be taken up in the 2015-16 academic year, opens May 15, 2014, and closes November 15, 2014.
Application Package for 2014-15
APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE MAILED DIRECTLY TO FULBRIGHT CANADA and postmarked ON or BEFORE November 15, 2013.
350 ALBERT STREET, SUITE 2015
Should you have any questions about the STEM Program, contact Fulbright Canada at STEM@fulbright.ca.