Scholarships and Grants

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

These prestigious two-year fellowships, worth $70,000 per year (taxable), are open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree. Seventy fellowships will be awarded each year.
The program is delivered by the three federal granting agencies, namely the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). CIHR administers the program on behalf of the three agencies.

Please note the deadline to apply is November 2, 2011, 8:00 pm Eastern Time Zone (ET).

On September 15th, 2011, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced the first round of recipients of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships<>, a prestigious program to attract and develop the world’s best and brightest postdoctoral researchers in Canada. In the inaugural round, 70 recipients were announced, 22 (or 31 percent) of which are international fellows.

For a detailed list of the recipients, including their Canadian institution affiliation and research area, please see Fellows<>.


The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, established by the late Governor General, the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, is dedicated to the development of exceptional leadership talent among today’s youth. Its flagship program is the Sauvé Scholars Program.

Recruitment for the 2012-2013 cohort of Scholars is underway and, once again, we are seeking your help to identify the best and brightest young leaders from around the globe.

The Sauvé Scholars Program hosts young leaders 23 – 30 years (on 31 December 2011) who want to change the world. The Scholars are chosen above all on the basis of qualities laid out by the first woman to serve as Governor General of Canada, the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé: Initiative, Motivation, Vision, Imagination, Demonstrated Communication Skills, Awareness of international and domestic issues, and a strong desire to effect change.

Each year, up to 14 remarkable young leaders with a proven track record as agents of change are offered a unique opportunity tospend nine months away from their studies, careers or other formal com-mitments, for a period of reflection and self-realization — both personal and professional. Each Scholar is expected to undertake a new project in his or her chosen field — for example, advocacy, arts, business, communications,education, government, philanthropy or research — or complete one that is under¬way. They live together in Jeanne Sauvé House, have the status of “Graduate Research Trainees”, and consequently enjoy access to McGill University’s academic programs and facilities along with a wide range of other cultural and intellectual resources in the broader Montreal community. At the same time, they contribute to and benefit from the communal life and multi-faceted exchanges with their fellow Scholars, as well as outstanding Academic Mentors, speakers and experts in the Scholars’ respective fields. For more information, please consult How the Program Works.

Since 2003, the Sauvé Scholars Program has welcomed 114 Scholars from 47 different countries. Their sojourn in Montreal has proven in every case to be rewarding for them and for the community at large. We invite you to meet the current cohort of Scholars at This group of remarkable young people is diverse, intelligent, courageous, and inspired.

The Application process is simple. It is comprised of the following three steps:
1. Applicants must initiate an Application by completing a Basic Information Form online at The submission of this form triggers an e-mail message to the Applicant containing both the Application and the Nomination Forms as attached PDF files.
2. All Applicants must be officially nominated. Nominators must complete and upload the Nomination Form to our website by Midnight on November 1, 2011.
3. All Applicants must complete and upload the Application Form to our website by Midnight on 1 November, 2011.

Please find a detailed description of the application process online at How to Apply

NEW GRANT PROGRAM from the province of QUEBEC for American academics and students with an interest in QUEBEC.

The grants will support projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the following areas: bilateral relations, Quebec identity and culture, comparative studies, the environment, energy and others.

Application Deadline: Friday 2 December 2011

1. Competitive Research Grants: up to $8,000 for the production of a article-length manuscript.
2. Competitive Academic Projects: up to $30,000 for a major research project on Quebec, grant program for students to study in Quebec, establishment of interuniversity collaboration, and programs on Quebec.
3. Non-Competitive Library Program: up to $1,000 for library materials, films, recordings, periodicals.
4. Non-Competitive Conference / Guest Speaker Program: up to $15,000 to support guest speakers from Quebec or organization of a conference on Quebec.
Applications from Washington, Idaho and Oregon are to be sent to Quebec’s Los Angeles office at:

Please also send a copy to

For more information or questions or information, please visit

Applications now being accepted for the following ‘non-competitive’ grants. Competition remains open until funds have all been awarded.

Quebec Guest Speaker grants
Purchase of materials on Quebec
Development of courses on Quebec grants
Quebec conference grants
For more information please click here or contact Kevin Cook.

Government of Canada – Canadian Studies Grant Program

Fulbright Canana- Opportunities for American academics and students

Fulbright Canada has a wide range of programs that provide talented students and scholars with the opportunity to study, teach, and/or do research in Canada. The 2012-2013 competition is well underway, and deadlines are coming up soon. (Scholars: August 1, 2011 / Students: The internal deadline for most academic institutions is mid-September.) For more information about specific programs, please go to (Scholars may also want to visit, and students may want to visit If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Chief Program Officer, Jennifer Regan, at or 613-688-5517 for more information about Fulbright Canada opportunities.


Application Deadline 15 June 2011
Grants up to $18,000

Application Deadline 30 June 2011
Grants up to $20,000

Application Deadline October 2011

Application Deadline 1 November 2011
Grants up to $20,000

Application Deadline November 2011

Application Deadline 1 December 2011
Grants up to $11,000

Application Deadline 1 February 2012
Scholarships up to $10,000

Application Deadline 1 February 2012
Grants up to $10,000

Application Deadline 1 February 2012
Grants up to $2,500