Fulbright Student and Scholar Awards

The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for outstanding Canadian students to study and/or conduct research in the United States. Award recipients include Canadian citizens who are graduate students, prospective graduate students, or junior professionals.


  • Fulbright awards are for future graduate students, current graduate students, and faculty who wish to study, conduct research, or lecture in the United States.
  • These awards are available in all disciplines except medical training.
  • Fulbright awards can be held concurrently with other awards/grants including SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR research awards/grants, provincial government student awards/grants, university-specific awards/grants, and sabbatical pay.

Specific eligibility criteria is available on the Fulbright website.

Information for Student Applicants 

Student awards are available to Canadian graduate students wishing to do one year of research/field work in the United States. Previous students have worked with farmers in Oregon to better understand local food networks, studied the impact of ‘green roofs’ on well-being in Chicago, and discovered the original Haitian Constitution in the archives at Duke University before returning to Canada to complete their graduate degree.

Fulbright award recipients continue to benefit as alumni. In addition to the benefits of joining the prestigious international Fulbright network, alumni have access to Fulbright Canada sponsored academic and social events as well as to additional funding to undertake local community action (through Fulbright Canada’s Eco-Leadership and Community Leadership programs).

Information for Faculty Applicants

The ideal time for faculty members to consider a Fulbright award is when they are planning their sabbatical. Fulbright awards offer a unique opportunity to focus on specific research and writing without the distractions found at home.

How to Apply 

Details about all Fulbright programs (including specific eligibility criteria), and online application packages can be found on the Fulbright website.


For more information about Fulbright Canada awards, please contact Michelle Edmond at memond [at] fulbright.ca or 613.688.5513.

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