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Fulbright Canada Scholarship

Scholarship Value $25,000

Number of Scholarships 5

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


1) Traditional Fulbright Student Awards: US$25,000 for one nine-month academic year. These all-discipline awards can be taken up at any college, university, think tank, or government agency in the United States.

2) Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA): US$400-$600 stipend per month (commensurate with average cost of living in host city) OR an in-kind contribution of free housing or meal plan. Additionally, visa services, health insurance, and a bursary to complete two courses per semester on an audit or credit basis are included. The Fulbright Canada FLTA program is specifically designed to attract early career Canadian Francophone students and teachers who want to teach and study in the United States. In this instance, early career is defined as no more than seven years of teaching experience.

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 Canadian students to pursue graduate study and/or research in the United States.

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.


A) All eligibility requirements apply from the time of application.

B) Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin and/or physical impairment.

C) Fulbright Canada awards are merit-based, and can be held concurrently with other awards and/or salaries.



A) Be a Canadian citizen (Permanent residence is not sufficient).

B) Hold a Bachelor's degree prior to the proposed start date of the grant.

C) Be proficient in English.

D) Be in compliance with all J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) guidelines.

E) Be in compliance with all governmental regulations regarding visas, immigration, travel and residence.