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Take your Fulbright in Canada: Fulbright US Scholar program Now Open

As Fulbright Canada celebrates its 30th anniversary, a new US Scholars application cycle is opening for the 2021–22 academic year. Fulbright Canada is offering close to 50 Research opportunities at top Canadian Institutions in more than ten different fields.  

Fulbright grants support research with colleagues across Canada for a four to nine month period. Applications are accepted through Tuesday, September 15. 

See below all the Fulbright Canada Research Chairs in:

There is also a series of Distinguished Chairs offered for nine Months by Carleton University in Ottawa in the following topics:

  • Arts and Social Sciences in Canada and North America
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science
  • Public Affairs in North America: Society, Policy, Media
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Eligibility requirements

  •   Be U.S. citizen (Permanent residence is not sufficient)
  • Hold a PhD (except for the Business Chair) or equivalent professional/terminal degree
  • 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 are 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 Statement: Up to five pages
  • CV/Resume: Up to six pages
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two
  • Bibliography: Required for Research and Teaching/Research awards, up to three pages
  • Syllabi/Course Outlines: Required for Research and Teaching/Research awards, up to ten pages
  • Letter of Invitation: Only for Field Open Awards
  • Language Proficiency: English

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 the U.S.

Join the more than 600 Fulbright Canada alumni and consider applying for one of our awards! 


For more information, you may view a  four-minute video presentation about Fulbright opportunities and a ten-minute video on the different awards.

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