Wilkes University

Fulbright Scholar Opportunities Available in Canada

As Fulbright Canada celebrates its 30th anniversary, a new U.S. Scholars application cycle is opening. For 2021/2022

Fulbright Canada is offering close to 50 research opportunities at top Canadian institutions in more than 10 different fields. Grants support research with colleagues across Canada for a four-to-nine-month period. Applications are accepted through Sept. 15, 2020. 

See below all the Fulbright Canada Research Chairs in:

 There is also a series of Distinguished Chairs offered for 9 Months by Carleton University in Ottawa in the following topics:

  • Arts and Social Sciences in Canada and North America
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Eligibility requirements

  • Be U.S. citizen (permanent residence is not sufficient).

  • Hold a Ph.D. (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 5 pages


Up to 6 pages

Letters of Recommendation



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 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 the U.S.

We invite you to see a 4-minute video presentation about our opportunities and a 10-minute video on the different awards. 

Please register here for "Spotlight on Canada: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Opportunities" at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.