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Canada/US Fulbright Program: Canadian Research Chairs

The Canada-US Fulbright Program

The Canada-US Fulbright Program is a bi-national program of educational exchange, with a mandate to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Canada and the people of the United States of America. Available to graduate students, faculty, professionals and independent researchers, successful applicants conduct research, lecture, or enroll in formal academic programs in the United States. Fulbright Canada offers various scholarship awards within this program, with further information on the various award opportunities made available through the Canada-US Fulbright Program website.

Canadian Research Chairs

Fulbright Canada Research Chairs are intended for Canadian citizens who are exceptional scholars and/or experienced professionals who wish to conduct research and/or lecture in the United States.

Fulbright Canada Research Chairs are pre-arranged affiliations that allow scholars to conduct research/lecture on subjects important to that university. Partner universities are excited to welcome the Fulbright Visiting Chairs into campus life and encourage them to engage with students, faculty, and the broader community. 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.

 Competition open from May 15, 2018 to November 15, 2018.

The award is valued at $25,000 for one semester beginning in either September 2019 or January 2020. The 2019-20 competition deadline is November 15, 2018. (Applicants who will not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time they would take up their award, should they be successful in the competition, must apply to the Fulbright Canada Student Program.)

Research Chair Opportunities

The Chair opportunities for the 2018-2019 competition are:

Application Procedures

Please refer to the Fulbright website for application procedures.

Eligibility Requirements

Please refer to the Fulbright website for eligibility information.


Annual Value

$25,000 USD