Fulbright Canada Programs for US Students, Postdocs & Scholars

I am writing today to encourage you, your colleagues, and your students to apply to the Fulbright Canada Programs.  You will find below a list of all our programs for American Scholars and Students that I would encourage you to share.   Your expertise in identifying and encouraging American candidates to apply would be much appreciated.  If there are particular candidates that you would like us to follow up with, please send their contact information to Brad Hector (bhector@fulbright.ca), Program Officer for Scholars.  Awards for American Students follows.  Please, also, feel free to reach out to me directly.

Applicants can apply to the:
Ø  Distinguished Chairs ProgramUS$35,000 for one semester (4 months)
Ø  Visiting Research Chairs ProgramUS$25,000 for one semester (4 months)
Ø  Traditional (All Disciplines) AwardUS$12,500 for one semester (4 months), or US$25,000 for a full academic year (9 months)
Ø  Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American StudiesUS$12,500 for one semester in Canada plus US$2,300 per month in Mexico
Ø  Specialist ProgramShort-term collaboration on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities at Canadian institutions.

Research Theme Links

Instructional video: Awards for US Scholars
Inquiries: Brad Hector, Program Officer (Scholars), bhector@fulbright.ca  

Core Facts about the awards
·        The Fulbright Canada competition for American scholars is now open, and closes August 3, 2015
·        The competition is for awards taken up September 2016 and/or January 2017

·        Candidates must be U.S. citizens, 
·        Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree as appropriate. Candidates outside academia (e.g., professionals, artists) with recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments are also eligible
·        Be proficient in English

Graduate Students can apply to the:
Ø  Traditional Fulbright student awardsUS$15,000 for one nine-month academic year. These all-discipline awards can be taken up at any college, university, think tank, or government agency in Canada.
Ø  Fulbright-mtvU FellowshipsGrants are for one nine-month academic year. Projects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression or change. 
Ø  Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) AwardsValued at US$120,000 for three academic years, this award is for students in STEM fields who wish to study at one of six top-ranked partner research institutions in Canada.
Ø  Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling FellowshipsGrants are for one nine-month academic year. Digital storytelling projects (using text, photography, video, audio, graphic illustrations, and/or social media) can take place in up to three countries on a globally significant theme.

Core Facts about the awards
·        Fulbright Canada competition for American graduate students is now open, and closes on
October 13, 2015
·        The competition is for awards taken up for one 9-month academic year starting September 2016 

·        Candidates must be American citizens, 
·        Be in receipt of a bachelor's degree prior to the proposed start date of the grant, and

Inquiries: Michelle Emond, Program Officer (Students), memond@fulbright.ca  

Fulbright Canada at a glance:
·        With approximately 360,000 Fulbright alumni in more than 155 countries, the Fulbright program is the gold standard in academic exchange and a leader in public diplomacy.
·        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.
·        The mandate of Fulbright Canada is to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Canada and the people of the United States of America by providing support to outstanding individuals. These individuals conduct research, lecture, or enroll in formal academic programs in the other country. In doing so, Fulbright Canada aims to grow intellectual capacity, increase productivity, and assist in the shaping of future leaders.
·        For more information


Dr. Michael K. Hawes
Chief Executive Officer / Président-directeur général
Fulbright Canada
2015-350 rue Albert Street  Ottawa, Canada K1R1A4
t. 613.688.5509;   f. 613.237.2029;  

Program Officer, External Relations
Agente de programmes, Relations externes
Fulbright Canada
2015-350 rue Albert Street Ottawa, ON  K1R 1A4

Forwarded by Dean Eric Schwartz
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