Fulbright Canada - Awards for Canadian Students

Excellence in scholarship, diversity, and community service are the hallmarks of the Fulbright Program. The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program 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. The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for outstanding Canadian students to pursue graduate study and/or research in the United States.

Traditional Fulbright Student Awards are intended for graduate students, prospective graduate students, and junior professionals. Canadian students can take up the award in one of three ways. Formal enrolment awards are intended for Canadians who plan to enroll in a graduate program at an American university. Research awards are intended for students enrolled in a graduate program at a Canadian university who wish to conduct research at a host institution in the United States for one academic year. Independent research awards are intended for researchers who have completed an undergraduate degree or a Master’s degree at a Canadian university and who wish to pursue one year of independent research in the United States. 

Master's students, Ph.D. candidates, graduating seniors and professionals of all ages are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree prior to taking up their Fulbright award. Applicants who will have been awarded their PhD by December 31, 2012 should complete the application form for scholars.

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Canada-U.S. Fulbright 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 pure and applied sciences. Please note that there are special competitions in certain areas and that these may vary.