Fulbright Canada Award Opportunities for Students ($15,000)

Posted on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

I am writing today to encourage you to inform your students about Fulbright Canada’s award opportunities. Fulbright Canada, a member of the prestigious worldwide Fulbright family, offers a wide range of awards for academic exchange. Academic exchanges expose students to new ideas and new perspectives, encourage networking, and highlight a different culture. Please review our award opportunities, share these with friends and colleagues, and have your students join us for the professional and personal experience of a lifetime. 

Core Facts about the awards
Fulbright Canada competition for Canadian graduate students is now open, and closes on November 15, 2014. The competition is for awards taken up for one 9-month academic year starting September 2015.


  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens,
  • Be in receipt of a bachelor's degree prior to the proposed start date of the grant, and
  • Be proficient in English.

Graduate Students can apply to the:

  • Traditional Fulbright student awards: US$15,000 for one 9-month academic year. These all-discipline awards can be taken up at any college, university, think tank, or government agency in the United States.
  • Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program: $400-$600 stipend per month (commensurate with average cost of living in host city), room and board, visa services, health insurance, and a bursary to complete two courses per semester. The award is for Canadian Francophone students and teachers, aged 21 to 29, who want to teach and study in the United States.
  • Inquiries: Michelle Emond, Program Officer (Students), memond@fulbright.ca 

Undergraduate Students: Killam Fellowships Program
Fulbright Canada offers awards to undergraduate students under the auspices of the Killam Fellowships Program. This award is structurally similar to the Fulbright program as it allows Canadian undergraduate students to spend one semester in the United States. The award is valued at $5,000, includes a Fall Orientation in Ottawa and Spring Seminar in Washington, D.C., and the opportunity to compete for an in-country mobility grant of up to $800. This competition is currently closed, but I will send more information about it when it opens in September 2014. Awards can be taken up in September 2015 or January 2016.


Amanda Pappin 2013-2014 Canadian Fulbright student at Yale University

“My experience as a Fulbrighter has been pivotal to my personal life, my research, and my career plans. I feel that, given the interdisciplinary nature of my work, this experience offered me the kind of perspective and training that I could not have gained from my home institution. For this, I am very thankful to Fulbright Canada for selecting me to receive this award. I was so excited at the thought of applying to the program. Now, I am even more excited about where it has brought me.”

Read the Spring 2014 Fulbright Canada Newsletter

Fulbright Canada at a glance:

  • With more than 300,000 Fulbright alumni in more than 150 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 details about all of our awards, please visit http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/apply-now/

Kaitlyn Innes Program Officer, Recruitment, Outreach and Alumni Relations Fulbright Canada

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