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Fulbright Canada Awards

Opportunity NameResearch Chairs Program and Traditional Awards
AgencyFulbright Canada
ValueResearch Chairs Program — $25,000 to $50,000 USD
Traditional Awards — $12,500 to $25,000 USD
Indirect CostsTBD
Duration4 to 9 months
Application due to FSc RO at for full review11-01-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review11-08-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review11-13-2023
Application due at agency 11-15-2023, by 11:59PM

Fulbright Canada Research Chairs Program 

The Fulbright Canada Research Chairs are pre-arranged affiliations that allow scholars to conduct research/lecture on subjects important to that university. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs can guest lecture in university courses, mentor students, lecture in public venues, network, and promote their research, while representing the Fulbright program, and their home and host institutions.  

Traditional (All Disciplines) Award 

The awards are open to Canadian scholars in all fields and are designed to enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at any university or research centres of their choice in the United States. 

Specialization: While the competition is open to all disciplines, Fulbright Canada is particularly interested in encouraging research on contemporary issues relevant to Canada, the United States and the relationship between the two countries. 


Applicants must 

  • Be Canadian citizen (Permanent residence is not sufficient) 
  • Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree as appropriate. 
  • Proficient in English 

Applicants MUST NOT 

  • Be a dual U.S. – Canadian citizen 
  • Hold permanent residency status 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 constitutes a full year abroad 

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at