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Fulbright student awards for research in Canada

The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program awards scholarships of $15,000 for a nine-month academic year beginning in September. The program aims to enhance the study of Canada in the United States and the study of the United States in Canada, and to encourage and broaden research efforts in the broad range of subjects pertaining to the relationship between Canada and the United States.

The deadlines are October 19, 2007 for U.S. applicants, and November 15, 2007, for Canadian applicants. Applicants should be award of earlier on-campus deadlines.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens applying to go to the United States or U.S. citizens bound for Canada. Applications will not be considered from those who are already residing or enrolled in a program in the host country, or from those who are dual citizens of both Canada and the United States. Master’s students, Ph.D. candidates, graduating seniors and professionals of all ages are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree prior to taking up their Fulbright award. Scholars must be affiliated with an institution in the host country.

Grantees are expected to use the award to cover necessary expenses such as housing, travel, school fees and other academic expenditures. Basic health insurance is also provided.

Individual Fulbright grants are awarded each year to Canadian graduate students and prospective graduate students, as well as to independent researchers and junior professionals having completed an undergraduate degree to study or conduct research at a host institution in the United States and to American graduate students and prospective graduate students, as well as to independent researchers and junior professionals having completed an undergraduate degree to study or conduct research at a host institution in Canada.

While the competition is ‘field open,’ applications in the following areas are given preference:

  • Comparative public policy
  • North American economic integration
  • Communications and culture
  • Indigenous issues
  • Border issues
  • Canada-U.S. relations
  • International trade
  • Security
  • Ecology and the environment
  • Law
  • Public health
  • Canadian and American studies

All award recipients must be affiliated with an institution in the host country and are responsible for securing such affiliation.

Three types of awards are available:

  • Formal Enrolment Awards are intended for Canadians who plan to enrol in a graduate program at a university in the United States and for Americans who plan to enrol in a graduate program at a university in Canada. Applications for acceptance into American or Canadian graduate programs should coincide with application to the Fulbright program.
  • Research Awards are intended for scholars enrolled in a graduate program at a Canadian or American university who wish to conduct research at a host institution in the United States or Canada, respectively, for one academic year. Students may also engage in course work at their host institution.
  • Independent Research Awards are intended for researchers who have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognized university and who wish to pursue one year of independent research in Canada or the United States. Students must, however, be affiliated with an institution in their host country.

Contact information:

Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America
Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program
350 Albert Street, Suite 2015
Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 1A4, Canada

phone: 1 (613) 688-5540
fax: 1 (613) 237-2029
email: info@fulbright.ca
website: http://www.fulbright.ca/en/award.asp

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