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The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program:  The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program Fulbright Awards for Canadian Scholars, Students, and Professionals 2008-09 The Fulbright Program:  The Fulbright Program World’s premier academic exchange program Attracts students and scholars from around the world Active in more than 155 countries “International educational exchange is the most significant current project designed to continue the process of humanizing mankind to the point, we would hope, that people can learn to live in peace… We must try to expand the boundaries of human wisdom, empathy and perception, and there is no way of doing that except through education.” - Senator J. William Fulbright The Mandate :  The Mandate To foster mutual understanding between Canada and the United States by: Providing grants for academic exchange to outstanding Canadian and American graduate students, faculty, and professionals Encouraging scholarship and public debate on issues of primary importance to the two countries, building overall intellectual capacity, and participating in the shaping of future leaders Eligibility Requirements:  Eligibility Requirements Canadian citizenship Proficiency in English Degree requirement: Undergraduate degree (for Student awards) Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience (for Scholar awards) Previous Fulbright Awards: Lifetime maximum of 1 Fulbright student award Lifetime maximum of 2 Fulbright scholar awards No recent substantial experience in the United States Eligible to travel to the United States on a J-1 visa Fulbright Award Opportunities:  Fulbright Award Opportunities For Students and Junior Professionals Traditional Fulbright Student Awards Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program Fulbright Science and Technology Award For Scholars and Experienced Professionals Traditional Fulbright Scholar Awards Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs New Century Scholar Program For Government of Canada Mid-Career Executives Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Program Traditional Fulbright Student Awards:  Traditional Fulbright Student Awards Formal Enrolment Awards For candidates who plan to enrol in a graduate program in the United States Graduate Research Awards For candidates enrolled in a graduate program who wish to conduct graduate research in the U.S. for one academic year Independent Research Awards For candidates who wish to pursue one year of research in the United States Traditional Fulbright Student Awards:  Traditional Fulbright Student Awards Benefits US$15,000 for one academic year Health Benefit Plan J-1 visa services Fulbright enrichment opportunities Worldwide network of Fulbright alumni Deadline November 15 for awards to be taken up next September Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Awards:  Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Awards Program Highlights For Francophones between 21 and 29 years of age interested in teaching their native language and culture to American students Serve as a teaching assistant for up to 20 hours/week for a period of 9 to10 months, beginning in August/September Benefits Tuition scholarships for two graduate-level courses Room and board, plus US$500 monthly stipend J-1 visa services Health Benefit Plan Cultural exchange Deadline January 15, 2008 for awards to be taken up the following September International Science and Technology Award:  International Science and Technology Award Program Highlights Prestigious new award for Ph.D. study in science, technology, or engineering at top U.S. institutions Intended to support candidates who demonstrate unique aptitude and innovation in scientific fields Benefits Tuition at a top U.S. university Monthly stipend for up to 36 months Health Benefit Plan Book and equipment allowance Research allowance Professional Conference allowance Travel and visa support Enrichment activities   Traditional Fulbright Scholar Awards:  Traditional Fulbright Scholar Awards Program Highlights For candidates who plan to conduct research, teach, or pursue a combination of both activities at an American host institution of their choice for one semester or an academic year Benefits US$12,500 for one semester J-1 visa services Health Benefit Plan Fulbright enrichment opportunities Worldwide network of Fulbright alumni Deadline November 15 for awards to be taken up September or January of next academic year Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs:  Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs Program Highlights Conduct research and develop partnerships Guest Lecture at the graduate and/or undergraduate level Contribute to overall intellectual life at host institution Benefits US$25,000 for one semester Health Benefit Plan J-1 visa services On-campus support Fulbright enrichment opportunities Worldwide network of Fulbright alumni Deadline November 15 for awards to be taken up September or January of next academic year Canada-U.S. Visiting Research Chairs for Canadians:  Canada-U.S. Visiting Research Chairs for Canadians Canadian Studies, North American Studies and Canada-U.S. Relations American University Michigan State University Arizona State University SUNY­ Plattsburgh Duke University University of Washington Kennesaw State University Woodrow Wilson International Center Creative Writing Field Open Arizona State University University of California, Santa Barbara   New York University Vanderbilt University International Business & Economics Journalism Brandeis University New York University Law and Society Public Diplomacy New York University University of Southern California “My best memory, apart from having so much time to research and write, was assigning Canadian texts to my creative writing class. The students, most of whom had grown up reading American fiction had never read anything quite like it before, and we had long discussions about the idea of ‘international’ writing. It was probably the best class, and certainly the best experience I had while teaching at NYU." - Tamas Dobozy, Fulbright Chair in Creative Writing at New York University Fulbright Senior Specialists Program:  Fulbright Senior Specialists Program Program Highlights Offers Canadian institutions the opportunity to collaborate with leading U.S. scholars and professionals Grants range from two to six weeks Canadian universities may submit requests for a Senior Specialist throughout the calendar year American senior scholars may apply throughout the year for candidacy on the Fulbright Senior Specialist Roster Sample Activities Conduct needs assessments, participate in specialized programs and conferences, consultation, present lectures, seminars or workshops Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Program:  Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Program Program Highlights Provides opportunities for professional development to senior executives of the Government of Canada Eligibility Requirements Undergraduate Degree Canadian citizenship Proficiency in English Employment at the EX or equivalent level and above with the Canadian Federal Public Service Nomination by Deputy Minister of home department Employment in an area of the Federal government where advanced knowledge of Canada-U.S. relations would be beneficial Enrichment Opportunities for Canadian Fulbrighters:  Enrichment Opportunities for Canadian Fulbrighters Students Gateway Orientation Program Enrichment Seminars Professional Enhancement Grants Metropolitan Area Enrichment Programs Fulbright Association Cultural events in New York City Scholars Occasional Lecturers Program Metropolitan Area Enrichment Programs National Council for International Visitors Fulbright Association Applying for a Fulbright Award:  Applying for a Fulbright Award An application includes the following: A completed checklist A completed application form A personal statement Statement of proposed research/ study/teaching 3 letters of reference Official transcripts (for students and recent Ph.D.s) English language proficiency report, where applicable Applications are due November 15, 2007 for awards to be taken up during the 2008/09 academic year Application instructions and forms are available at http://www.fulbright.ca/en/award.asp. Select the appropriate award category and it will lead you to the corresponding application form Review and Selection Process:  Review and Selection Process From Application to Notification How to prepare a competitive application:  How to prepare a competitive application Write a project or research proposal that is clear, concise, and can be reviewed by academics outside your field Include a letter of acceptance from your host institution, or proof of communication Emphasize how your project will improve the understanding of Canada-U.S. relationships, in addition to how it will benefit either your host institution or research in your field Outline how you would serve as an ambassador to the United States To Apply:  To Apply Application instructions and forms are available at: http://www.fulbright.ca/en/award.asp For further information, please call 613-688-5540, or contact: Michelle Emond Brad Hector memond@fulbright.ca bhector@fulbright.ca “Our future is not in the stars but in our minds and hearts. Creative leadership and liberal education, which in fact go together, are the first requirements for a hopeful future for humankind. Fostering these -- leadership, learning, and empathy between cultures -- was and remains the purpose of the international scholarship program.” - Senator J. William Fulbright

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