Canadian Traditional Student Awards

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Traditional Fulbright Canada Student awards are intended for Canadian citizens who are graduate students, prospective graduate students, or promising young professionals who wish to study and/or conduct research in the United States. Awards may be held at any university, research centre, think tank, or government agency in the United States.

Award Details:

  • The award is a fixed sum of US$15,000 for one academic year beginning September 2018. The 2018-2019 competition deadline is November 15th, 2017 at 11:59 EST. 
  • (Applicants who will have a Ph.D. in hand at the time they would take up the award, should they be successful in the competition, must apply to the Fulbright Scholar Program.)
  • Grantees are expected to use the award to cover expenses such as housing, travel, tuition, and other academic expenditures. Basic health insurance is also provided, along with visa services. Fulbright enrichment opportunities are also available on a competitive basis.

Canadian students can take up the award in one of three ways:

  • Formal enrolment awards are intended for students who plan to enroll in a graduate program at an American university. The student must seek admission at the same time as they apply for a Fulbright award. The Traditional Fulbright Canada award would support the first nine months of the student’s graduate degree.
  • Research awards are intended for students enrolled in a graduate program at a Canadian university, and who wish to conduct research in the United States that will support their Canadian degree. The Traditional Fulbright Canada award would support the student’s nine month academic year in the United States.
  • 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 academic year of independent research in the United States.


All grantees must have an approved affiliation with an appropriate host (i.e., a university or other research-oriented institution) in the United States and are responsible for securing such affiliation and documenting it in the application. Applicants are encouraged to establish an affiliation with the intended host institution at an early stage and ideally have a fallback position. Applicants must list their potential host institution(s) in the Statement of Grant Purpose.

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