The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program strengthens binational collaborative research and promotes thoughtful public debate on topics that reflect the broad range of contemporary issues relevant to Canada, the United States and the relationship between the two countries. This program seeks to provide opportunities for Canadian and American scholars to lecture, research, and study in the other country. It further aims to enhance the study of Canada and the United States, and to encourage and broaden research efforts in the wide range of subjects pertaining to the relationship between the two countries.
This program enables prominent and promising scholars and experienced professionals to conduct research, develop collaborations, guest lecture and/or teach at select American universities and research centres, normally for one semester, though this may be extended to a full academic year. Applicants must hold a Ph. D. or have the equivalent professional experience as appropriate.
Provisions for Fulbright Visiting Chair awards are particular to each institution, though normally carry a value of US$25,000 for one semester. Basic health insurance is also provided, along with visa services and on campus support. Enrichment opportunities are available through the Fulbright Mobility Initiative in Canada and the Occasional Lecturers Program in the United States. Faculty sabbatical, leave-of-absence, or retirement pay may be used concurrently with Fulbright support.
One semester to one full academic year.
For further information on the Visiting Research Chairs program, please consult Fulbright Canada’s VRC application process page.
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