Fulbright Scholar Program

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Fulbright Scholar Award

Research Chairs in North American Studies

Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Award Activity

Fulbright Canada Research Chairs are pre-arranged affiliations to host exceptional scholars who conduct research important to that university. Partner universities are excited to welcome Fulbright Canada Research Chairs into campus life and encourage them to engage with students and faculty, and the broader community. You can conduct your own research, work collaboratively with new colleagues, guest lecture at university courses, mentor students, lecture in public venues, network, and promote your research while representing the Fulbright program, and your home and host institutions. For specific information about this opportunity, visit the  Fulbright Canada webpage for Research Chairs in North American Studies.

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Transnational Studies, Brock University
Specializations: Writing across borders; transnational cultures; languages, citizenship, and migration, including approaches to Indigenous populations and cultures; histories of the cross-border region; border studies; Canadian-American relations; and the image of Canada abroad.

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Canada-U.S. Relations, Carleton University
Specializations: Canada-US economic relations, Canada-US security cooperation, Conflict studies, Foreign policy, Security and defence Studies, Terrorism and international security.

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in North American Politics, Carleton University
Specializations: North American politics with a focus on any of the political, security, military, economic, social or cultural dimensions of Canada-U.S. relations.

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Comparative Canada-U.S. Studies, Trent University
Specializations: Comparative Canada-US expertise in any area. This may include social and health policy, environmental policy or analysis, urban planning, diversity and race, political and economic history, law, social history, culture, language and literature, indigenous studies and security studies.

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Anti-Racism and BIPOC Communities, University of Waterloo
Specializations: Anti-Black racism, exploitation of Indigenous peoples, racial disparities for people of color, race equity, and addressing systemic structural and institutional barriers.

Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
  • Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
One semester
Award Dates

Grants must begin in either September 2022 or January 2023.
Awards should fall within the academic year and are not available for the summer months only. 


Brock University is located in St. Catharines, Ontario
Carleton University is located in Ottawa, Ontario
Trent University is located in Peterborough, Ontario
University of Waterloo is located in Waterloo, Ontario

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Areas of Interest

Please see preferred disciplines listed in 'Award Activity.'

Application Deadline
Activity Type

Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.

Mid-Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.

Senior Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
Up To 5
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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