Fulbright opportunities for Canadian Scholars

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Fulbright grants support research with colleagues across the U.S. for a 4 to 9-month period. 

Deadline: November 15, 2021 for a start date of September 2022 or January 2023.

Please note that in the same application you can apply to several Research Chairs.

Available Opportunities:  

Traditional Fulbright awards are open to Canadian scholars in all fields and are designed to enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at any university or research center of their choice in the United States. While the competition is open to all disciplines, Fulbright Canada is particularly interested in encouraging research on contemporary issues relevant to Canada, the United States and the relationship between the two countries. US$12,500 for one semester (4 months)

Social Sciences
Distinguished Chair in International Area Studies, Yale University
Research Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences, The Citadel
Research Chair in Social Sciences, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Field Open Awards
Research Chair(field open), University of California, Santa Barbara
Research Chair(field open), Vanderbilt University
Computer Science & Engineering
Research Chair in Computers, Science, and Engineering, Florida Polytechnic University
Indigenous Studies
Research Chair in Aboriginal/Indigenous Cultures, Sovereignties, and Languages, University of Arizona
Research Chair in Indigenous Issues, San Diego State University
Environmental & Arctic Studies
Research Chair in Arctic Studies, Dartmouth College
Research Chair in Arctic Studies, University of Washington
Research Chair in Climate Change, Air Quality, and Atmospheric Chemistry, University of California, Irvine  
Canadian Studies
Distinguished Chair in Québec Studies, State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
Public Health / Health Policy
Research Chair in Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Research Chair in Race and Health Policy, University of Memphis  
Policy/Law & Governance
Research Chair in Canada-U.S. Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Research Chair in Military Social Work, University of Southern California
Research Chair in Peace and War Studies, Norwich University Research Chair in Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California

More information on awards

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a Canadian citizen (Permanent residence is not sufficient) do not have dual US citizenship
  • Hold a terminal degree (Ph.D., MFA, etc.) or equivalent professional training or experience
  • Applicants who have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the application deadline are ineligible. A period of nine months or more during a calendar year constitutes a full year.
  • Recipients of a Fulbright Scholar, award are eligible to apply for another award two years after the date of completion of the previous award.
  • Detailed Eligibility requirements available here.

Application Components:

  • The application portal is available here
  • For the application, no project budget is required, the main pieces of your application are:
Project StatementUp to 5 pages
CV/ResumeUp to 6 pages
Letters of RecommendationThree (3) for Research Chair Awards
BibliographyRequired for Research and Teaching/Research awards, up to 3 pages
Syllabi/course outlinesRequired for Teaching and Teaching/Research awards, up to 10 pages
Letter of InvitationOnly required for the Field Open Awards
Language proficiencyEnglish

Review Criteria:

  • Applicant training, background, and experience: The applicant possesses the training, credentials, and active professional standing, as appropriate for their project, discipline, and career path, and meets all stated requirements for the award, including language proficiency (if applicable).
  • Quality of the project: The project is feasible, original, well-designed, innovative, and demonstrates relevance and currency to the discipline.
  • Project’s potential impact, outcome, and benefits: The project demonstrates a broad, sustainable impact beyond the length of the award period and clearly describes plans to disseminate results.
  • Personal qualities: The applicant displays an ability to be adaptable, culturally sensitive, collegial, and can serve as a cultural ambassador for Canada

About the Author

Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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