The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies hosts one graduate fellowship and two study-in-Canada fellowships for University of Washington undergraduate students – the Killam Fellowships Program and the Gary and Consuelo Corbett Canada-U.S. Fellowships Program. For both programs, UW students pay UW tuition and travel to their Canadian host university as an exchange visitor. 

New Opportunities

ACSUS call for papers
 The 25th Biennial Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS), convened November 13-16, 2019 in Montréal, is accepting proposals for papers and panels. UW and WWU faculty and graduate students are eligible to apply for travel stipends for up to $500 to present a paper.

International Journal of Canadian Studies
The International Journal of Canadian Studies is a bilingual peer-reviewed journal and accepts articles on a broad range of topics on Canada. Visit the link above to learn about submitting papers.

Ongoing Opportunities

For Graduates

Québec research grants
L’Association internationale des études québécoises, in collaboration with the American Council for Quebec Studies, is offering three research grants for up to $2,000 to support graduate-level research on Québec in the social sciences and humanities and to foster greater understanding of Québec and/or its relations with the United States.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship
The Canadian Studies Center is a recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program grant. The grant provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to assist meritorious graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and Canadian Studies. Each fellowship includes an institutional payment and a subsistence allowance. The Canadian Studies Center is extremely proud in having awarded several Fellowships in least-commonly taught Canadian Aboriginal languages including Inuktitut, Dane-zaa, Musqueam Salish, and Anishinaabemowin.

ICCS Scholarships
 The International Council for Canadian Studies offers Graduate Student Scholarships annually, worth a maximum amount of $4,000, to a dozen of students, helping them to spend 4-6 weeks at a Canadian university or research site, other than their own, doing research related to their thesis or dissertation in the field of Canadian Studies.

Best Doctoral Thesis
This ICCS Award is designed to recognize and promote each year an outstanding PhD thesis on a Canadian topic, written by a member (or one of his/her students) of a Canadian Studies Association or Associate Member, and which contributes to a better understanding of Canada.

For Undergraduates

The Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program Fund provides an opportunity for undergraduate students at the University of Washington to spend two semesters at the University of British Columbia or University of Victoria; and for students from the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria to spend three quarters at the University of Washington.

Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional UW undergraduate students to spend one semester or a full academic year in Canada. The Killam Fellowships Program offers a fellowship award of $5,000 per semester (up to $10,000 for two semesters).

For Faculty and Scholars

Teaching and Research Fellowships for Young Scholars
The International Council for Canadian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships give the opportunity to young scholars, who have completed a doctoral thesis on a topic primarily related to Canada and are not employed in a full-time university teaching position, to visit a university with a Canadian Studies program for a teaching or research fellowship. The length of the stay will be of a minimum of one month and maximum of three months. During that stay, the student will receive $2,500 per month, plus the cost of a return airline ticket for a maximum of CAD$10,000.

Cross-Border Research Fellowship
The Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University and the Borders in Globalization SSHRC Research Program at the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria invite emerging scholars and policy professionals to apply for the 2019 Visiting Research Fellowship. This joint agreement between two universities with established border studies programs offers a unique opportunity to conduct cross-border, policy-relevant research in the Cascadia border region. Fellowship applicants can request up to 3-month residencies, based at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, and/or at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia. There is one fellowship available in 2019.

Governor General’s International Award for Canadian Studies
intended for a scholar who has made an outstanding contribution to scholarship and to the development of Canadian Studies internationally. The prize is awarded this year to an individual having essentially had a Canadian Studies career in another country.

Pierre Savard Awards
designed to recognize and promote each year outstanding scholarly monographs, written by members of the Canadian Studies international network, that contribute to a better understanding of Canada. There are two categories: Book written in French or English and Book written in a language other than French or English.

Archived Programs

Ottawa Leadership Orientation Program (2005-2009)

University of Alberta (2006-2009)