Fulbright Grants in the US for Canadian Faculty Members - Competition Open

Published: 9 June 2021

Fulbright opportunities for Canadian faculty for the 22/23 academic year.

Our grants support research with colleagues across the U.S. for a 4 to 9-month period, applications are accepted through November 15th, 2021, and these opportunities are for a start date of September 2022 or January 2023.

The available opportunities, as well as all the eligibility and application requirements, are listed below:


Social Sciences

Distinguished Chair in International Area Studies, Yale University

Research Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences, The Citadel

Research Chair in Social Sciences, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Field Open Awards

Research Chair(field open), University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Chair(field open), Vanderbilt University

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Chair in Computers, Science, and Engineering, Florida Polytechnic University

Indigenous Studies

Research Chair in Aboriginal/Indigenous Cultures, Sovereignties, and Languages, University of Arizona

Research Chair in Indigenous Issues, San Diego State University

Environmental & Arctic Studies

Research Chair in Arctic Studies, Dartmouth College

Research Chair in Arctic Studies, University of Washington

Research Chair in Climate Change, Air Quality, and Atmospheric Chemistry, University of California, Irvine


Canadian Studies

Distinguished Chair in Québec Studies, State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

Public Health / Health Policy

Research Chair in Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Research Chair in Race and Health Policy, University of Memphis


Policy/Law & Governance

Research Chair in Canada-U.S. Relations, Johns Hopkins University

Research Chair in Military Social Work, University of Southern California

Research Chair in Peace and War Studies, Norwich University

Research Chair in Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California

Eligibility requirements

  • Be CA citizen (Permanent residence is not sufficient) do not have dual US citizenship
  • Hold a terminal degree (Ph.D., MFA, etc.) or equivalent professional training or experience
  • 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

Project Statement

Up to 5 pages


Up to 6 pages

Letters of Recommendation

Three (3) for Research Chair Awards


Required for Research and Teaching/Research awards, up to 3 pages

Syllabi/course outlines

Required for Teaching and Teaching/Research awards, up to 10 pages

Letter of Invitation

Only required for the Field Open Awards

Language proficiency



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 Canada


Interested in more information on the awards?

Paulo Carvalho, Recruitment Specialist, info [at], 

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