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Fulbright Canada Scholarship

Scholarship Value $25,000

Number of Scholarships 5

The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada) is a binational, treaty-based, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with a mandate to identify the best and brightest minds in both countries and engage them in residential academic exchange.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 center, think tank, or government agency in the United States.


US$25,000 for one academic year (9 months)

Grants begin in September 2024

Applicants who will have a Ph.D. in hand at the time they would take up the award, should instead apply to the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Grantees are expected to use the award to cover necessary expenses such as housing, travel, school fees and other academic expenditures.

Fulbright enrichment opportunities are also available on a competitive basis.


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.

Key criteria for applicants are:

  1. Canadian citizenship
  2. NO U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or Birth
  3. Not living/residing, enrolled, or working, in the United States during the 2023-2024 academic year
  4. Undergraduate degree completed by June 2024
  5. Proficiency in English appropriate to the project

Grantees must comply with all J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) policies and all United States governmental regulations regarding visas, immigration, travel, and residence.

All Fulbright grantees enter the United States under a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa. In doing so they are subject to a two-year home-country physical presence requirement.