Concordia University of Edmonton

10/10/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/10/2019 10:03

Reminder – Fulbright Canada 2020-2021 Competition is open. Applications due November 15th

Call for applications

The 2020-2021 Fulbright Canada competition is open. There are several streams for faculty and students. Please consult their website for more information.

The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for outstanding American and Canadian students and scholars to study, lecture and/or conduct research in the other country.

For more information on the program, or to request assistance in preparation of applications:

This posting was prepared with information from Fulbright Canada

Program Policy

  • All eligibility requirements apply from the time of application.
  • Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin and/or disability.
  • Fulbright Canada awards are merit-based, and may be held concurrently with other awards and/or salaries.

For Faculty

Research Chairs and Scholar Awards

Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs (US$25,000 per academic semester)
For awards to be taken up in the 2020-2021 academic year.
This competition closes November 15, 2019.
How to Apply

Traditional Fulbright Scholar Awards (US$12,500 per academic semester)
For awards to be taken up in the 2020-2021 academic year.
This competition closes November 15, 2019.
How to Apply

Faculty Eligibility

Applicants must

  • Be a Canadian citizen (Permanent residence is not sufficient).
  • Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree as appropriate. Candidates outside academia (e.g., professionals, artists) with recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments.
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Be in compliance with all J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) guidelines.
  • Be in compliance with all governmental regulations regarding visas, immigration, travel and residence.

Applicants must not

  • Be a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen.
  • Hold permanent residency status in the United States.
  • Reside in the United States.
  • Have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six year period immediately preceding the date of application. A period of nine months or more during a calendar year is considered to constitute a full year abroad.

For Students

Undergraduate Students

Killam Fellowship (US$5,000 per semester)
For awards to be taken up in the 2020-2021 academic year.
Opens on September 15, 2019 and closes January 31, 2020 (or by the deadline indicated by the applicant's institution).
How to Apply

Graduate Students

Traditional Fulbright Student Awards (US$15,000 per academic year)
For awards to be taken up in the 2020-2021 academic year.
This competition closes November 15, 2019.
How to Apply

Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program
(US$400 to $600 per month plus tuition and room and board)
For awards to be taken up in the 2020-2021 academic year.
This competition closes November 15, 2019.

Student Eligibility

Undergraduate Students (Killam Awards)

All Canadian applicants for the Killam Fellowships Program must be Canadian citizens; be full-time undergraduate students in good standing at a degree granting institution in Canada; have met the eligibility requirements of their home university; be fluent in the English language (and/or French, where appropriate); have a superior and competitive academic record; have completed the application process prior to the published deadlines, and, in the case of the direct exchange applicants; and, be nominated by one's home university.

Graduate Students

Applicants must

  • Be a Canadian citizen (Permanent residence is not sufficient).
  • Hold a Bachelor's degree prior to the proposed start date of the grant.
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Be in compliance with all J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) guidelines.
  • Be in compliance with all governmental regulations regarding visas, immigration, travel and residence.

Applicants must not

  • Be a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen.
  • Hold permanent residency status in the United States.
  • Reside in the United States.
  • Have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six year period immediately preceding the date of application. A period of nine months or more during a calendar year is considered to constitute a full year abroad.
  • Be seeking enrollment in a medical degree program.
  • Possess a Ph.D by the start of the program. Instead, such applicants can visit the Fulbright Scholar Program.