9 Fulbright Canada Research Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length9 Months
Fulbright Canada awards offer a unique opportunity for American students and independent researchers to explore a wide range of scholarly issues, including important contemporary issues that are relevant to Canada, the United States, and to the relationship between our two countries.
The competition is officially open to all fields and Fulbright Canada is especially keen to support students in the areas of:
- Arctic studies
- Artificial intelligence
- Economics, business, and finance
- Canadian-American relations
- Energy and environmental studies
- Indigenous studies
- Law, public policy, and political science
- Public health
- Pure and applied sciences
- Shared priorities of our two governments (please refer to Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership)
All applicants are required to demonstrate the relevance of their projects to Fulbright Canada's mandate, which is to enhance mutual understanding between our two countries.
Grants typically coincide with the academic year (September to May).
Shorter grant periods (6 months minimum) may be considered on an exceptional basis.
Fall Orientation is an annual event which brings the new cohort of U.S. Fulbright Students and Fulbright Scholars to Canada together for a program of professional and personal development in Canada’s national capital, Ottawa, Ontario.
American applicants can be either:
1) Students enrolled in a graduate program at a U.S. institution and wish to conduct research in Canada that will support their U.S. degree (MA, or Ph.D.), OR
2) Researchers who have completed an undergraduate degree or a master’s degree and wish to pursue independent research in Canada.
Bachelor’s degree must be conferred prior to taking up grant.
Applicants who will have received a Ph.D. by December 31, 2023, should apply to the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
If conducting research at a francophone institution, French language ability commensurate with the requirements of the project and/or the requirements of the institution. Foreign Language Evaluation should be by a college level French language instructor. For further information, please contact Fulbright Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Affiliation may be with any university, research center, think tank, or government agency in Canada.
For applicants seeking affiliations with research centers, research institutes, think tanks, or government agencies, preference will be given to those with a supporting affiliation at a university in the same region.
Official government of Canada website for international students looking to study or research in Canada: www.educanada.ca
To search for Canadian universities and academic programs, please visit: www.universitystudy.ca
Applicants are responsible for obtaining a letter of invitation from their intended host institution and must adhere to all host institution regulations pertaining to visiting students/researchers. Applicants are encouraged to establish an affiliation with the intended host institution at an early stage and ideally have a fallback position.
US$25,000 fixed sum for one nine-month academic year (September to May). The award is meant to help offset fees, cost of living, and related expenses.
A number of Canadian universities offer competitive graduate awards that can supplement the Fulbright Canada award.
Grantees are responsible for making their own housing arrangements and are encouraged to contact their host institution’s office for international students for assistance in securing housing. Many Canadian universities have off-campus housing services for students.
Fulbright/John R. Oishei Award: This award is available for an American student who is from Buffalo, NY, permanently residing in the greater Buffalo area, or studying in Buffalo. Applicants interested in pursuing their studies in the fields of business, health care, education, and cultural, social or civic needs of the community are eligible. The Foundation gives priority to innovative, creative, and time-limited programs or projects. All qualified applicants will be considered; special notation on the application is not required.
Enrichment Opportunities: An integral part of the program includes Fulbright Canada enrichment opportunities, which are available to Fulbright Canada alumni on a competitive basis. Of note is the Mobility Program, which includes Fall Orientation in the nation's capital, and the Professional Development Program which encourages travel to a different city or region of Canada during your residential exchange. Other opportunities, such as the Community Action Program and the Community Leadership Program are also available.