Exciting new Fulbright Canada program for U.S. Undergraduate Students- Deadline Oct 31st 2019
Given the increasing commitment of colleges and universities in both countries to provide more opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research and our own recognition of the relevance of providing undergraduate students with enriching opportunities, Fulbright Canada and Mitacs have partnered to create the new Fulbright Canada- Mitacs Globalink program.
This program will provide high performing U.S. students with the opportunity to be part of a 10 to 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.
Mitacs, our partner in this new initiative, is a federally funded, national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for some 20 years. Working with 70 universities, 6,000 companies, and both federal and provincial governments, they support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
We would welcome your support in identifying and encouraging your students to apply for such an opportunity. Details of the program are outlined below.
The application deadline is Oct 31st 2019.
Given the relatively short official recruitment period, we would kindly ask that you reach out to those students who might be interested asap.
Fulbright Canada – Mitacs Globalink program
1. U.S. students will come to Canada to undertake advanced research projects.
2. Projects will cover a broad cross-section of research topics including most academic disciplines.
3. Students will spend 10 to 12 weeks (May – October) in Canada on a research project in their area of interest.
4. Students will be placed at a Canadian university and undertake a supervised research project.
5. Students will be given the opportunity to take part in a program of professional training.
6. Students may interact with companies of interest through tours or individual meetings.
7. Students will have extensive opportunities for cultural, social, and recreational experiences.
Participants in this program must:
1. be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited university located in the United States;
2. be a United States citizen, and hold a valid U.S. passport;
3. have at least one semester remaining in their program of study as of Fall 2020;
4. have a competitive grade point average;
5. be available to spend between 10 to 12 weeks in Canada between May and October; and
6. apply by October 31, 2019.
Students who participate in this program will have:
1. access to the prestigious worldwide Fulbright network;
2. access to some of Canada’s top research facilities;
3. the opportunity to gain valuable international experience;
4. a rewarding experience combining academic research, professional skills, and personal growth; and,
5. a grant in the amount of CAD$7800
To apply, students must provide:
1. a completed application form;
2. transcripts from their home university or college;
3. a current Curriculum Vitae (CV);
4. two letters of reference; and,
5. a personal statement.
The program is highly competitive. Students will be evaluated on a combination of factors including their record of academic achievement, their personal statement, their current skills and interests as they apply to the proposed program, fit to program, and letters of recommendation.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is Seeking 2020-2021 Canada Fellowship Applicants
Launched in 2016, CFR’s International Affairs Fellowship in Canada
, sponsored by the Power Corporation of Canada, seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in the United States and Canada. The program provides for one to two mid-career U.S. professionals per year to spend six to twelve months hosted by a Canadian institution to deepen their knowledge of Canada. The program awards a stipend of $95,000 for a period of twelve months (prorated if less than twelve months) as well as a travel allowance. Interested candidates should apply online by October 31.
2017-2018 Fellow: Lindsay Rodman, Former Senior Advisor, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense
2018-2019 Fellow: Michelle Egan, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, School of International Service, American University
2019-2020 Fellows: Diane Alleva Cáceres, President and Chief Executive Officer, Market Access International, Inc.; and Whitney Haring-Smith, Managing Partner, Anzu Partners