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Aga Khan Foundation of Canada Fellowship in International Development Management
360 Albert St., Suite 1220
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X7
Tel: (613) 237-2532
Fax: (613) 567-2532
Email: [email protected]
Description: AKFC offers a fellowship program designed to provide intensive development management training experience to outstanding young Canadians committed to pursuing a career in international development. The IDM Program places 20 participants with indigenous NGOs in development institutions in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The southern host organizations include organizations in primary health care, rural development, natural resource management, enterprise development, education, capacity development and women’s projects.
Eligibility: Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, and have an Honors BA/B.Sc. People with an RN or similar professional qualification will also be considered.


British Chevening Scholarships
Education Advisor
The British Council
80 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5K7
Tel: (613) 364-6236
Fax: (613) 569-1478
Email: [email protected]
Description: The British Council offers outstanding graduate students and young professionals worldwide the opportunity to spend a formative part of their lives studying in British universities.
Locations: Canadians can choose to study at any British university other than the London School of Economics. They must apply and be accepted to the chosen institution.
Conditions: Those chosen mainly study in the fields of international relations, politics, economics and law. The candidate’s creative ability, leadership potential, employment record (if any) and interests outside his or her professional field will be considered.
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Canada-US Fulbright Award
Canada-US Fulbright Program
350 Albert Street, Suite 2015
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1A4
Tel: (613) 688-5540
Fax: (613) 237-2029
Email: [email protected]
Description: There are two types of Fulbright awards — for faculty and for graduate students. The basic aim of the program is to promote study and research in subjects pertaining to the relationship between Canada and the United States.
Eligibility: Candidates must be Canadian citizens and hold faculty rank or student status at a Canadian university or college of higher education. Candidates from the US must be American citizens with same academic qualifications.


Canadian Federation of University Women
Postgraduate Scholarships for Women
251 Bank St. Suite 305
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1X3
Tel: (613) 234-8252
Fax: (613) 234-8221
Email: [email protected]
Description: The Federation offers postgraduate scholarships for Canadian women, some of which are tenable abroad.
Eligibility: At the time of application, the candidate must hold at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university, have been accepted into the proposed place of study, and be a Canadian citizen or have held landed immigrant status for at least one year.


China/Canada Scholars Exchange Program
The China Scholarship
Education Office Chinese Embassy
80 Cobourg Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 8H1
Tel: (613) 789-6312
Fax: (613) 789-0262
Email: [email protected]
Description: The Council offers a number of awards to Canadian scholars and students who wish to study and/or research in subject areas related to China in Chinese universities.
Eligibility: Faculty members or students at Canadian institutions with at least a bachelor’s degree may apply. An intermediate level of Chinese language proficiency, both oral and written, is required., and


Government of Canada International Scholarship Programs
Commonwealth Scholarship Plan
Foreign Government Awards Program
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs
E-mail: [email protected]
Description: Administered by the Canadian Bureau for International Education
Websites: and


DAAD German Academic Exchange Service
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Tel: (212) 758-3223
Fax: (212) 755-5780
Email: [email protected]
General description: The German Academic Exchange Service offers a number of scholarships, fellowships, and grants for students and professors of all ages as listed below.

DAAD Hochschulsommerkurse Scholarship (University Summer Course)
Description: DAAD offers a number of scholarships for summer language study in Germany to Canadian university students. Students must be at least in their third year of university study, have had at least two years of college level German (or the equivalent proficiency) and be enrolled full-time. Please see website for application information.

DAAD Intensive Language Scholarship
Description: DAAD offers scholarships to Canadian graduate degree students who have a need to acquire German language skills but are getting degrees not in modern language and literature fields. Prerequisite is three semesters of college level German or equivalent proficiency. Intensive language courses take place at private language institutions throughout Germany including Goethe-Institut. Please see website for application information.

DAAD Learn German in Germany
Description: Faculty language study grant. Open to faculty of Canadian universities who do not teach in modern language or literature fields. Please see website for application information.

DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
Description: Summer research opportunities in Germany for Canadian undergraduate students in natural sciences and engineering. German language skills not necessary. Stipends for living expenses provided. Please see website for more information and application guidelines.

DAAD Research Visit
Description: DAAD’s faculty research grant has been reinstated. Open to Canadian university faculty in any field who wish to conduct research in Germany. Please see website for application information.

DAAD Short Term Lectureship
Description: The German Academic Exchange Service provides financial assistance for the costs involved with hosting a German guest lecturer at a Canadian university. Open to any field. Please see website for application information.

DAAD Visiting Professorship
Description: The German Academic Exchange Service sponsors the invitation of Canadian scholars to German universities for guest lectureships. International faculty are in high demand at German universities due to the new international degree programs. DAAD Visiting Professors receive pay according to standard levels for German university faculty. Open to any field, lectures need not be given in German. Please see website for application information.


Fondation Baxter and Alma Ricard
Graduate and Post-Graduate Awards
225 Metcalfe Street, Suite 407
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1P9
Tel: (613) 236-7065
Toll-free: 1-877-236-7065
Fax: (613) 236-3718
Email: [email protected]
Description: The purpose of the foundation is to offer French Canadians living in a linguistic minority situation the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in the best schools in the world.
Eligibility: The foundation offers annual graduate and post-graduate scholarships to young Canadians, whose academic performance and personal qualities meet the foundation’s criteria. Candidates are evaluated not only on the basis of academic excellence but also for their leadership, civic pride as well as their commitment to the community.


Hosei University Foreign Scholars Fellowship Program
Hosei University International Centre
17-1 Fujimi, 2 Chome
Tokyo 102-8160
Tel: 81-3-3264-9662
Fax: 81-3-3238-9873
Email: [email protected]
Description: The Foreign Scholars Fellowship Program was created as part of an initiative to advance cooperation in academic research and scholarship. The fellowship covers major expenses necessary for foreign scholars to carry out non-degree research programs at Hosei University. Scholars may receive assistance in their research from the academic staff, participate in lectures and seminars, and use the other facilities of Hosei University.
Eligibility: Applicants to this fellowship program must be non-Japanese citizens or stateless persons, have sufficient fluency in either Japanese or English, hold a master’s degree or equivalent, and have not been a previous recipient. Scholars may pursue fields in the humanities, social or natural sciences, or engineering.


International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Centre Training and Awards
250 Albert Street
P.O. Box 8500
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3H9
Tel: (613) 236-6163, ext. 2098
Fax: (613) 567-7748
Email: [email protected]

IDRC Doctoral Research Awards
Description: Applications will be accepted for research at the doctoral level in areas corresponding to IDRC’s research priorities. IDRC’s research activities focus on four program areas: Social and Economic Equity, Environmental and Natural Resource Management, Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development, and Innovation, Policy and Science.
Eligibility: Applicants must be permanent residents or citizens of Canada, or developing country nationals, registered at a Canadian university. Evidence must be shown of affiliation with an institution or organization in the region where the research will be carried out. Course work must be completed and comprehensive examinations passed by the time of award tenure.
Locations: Normally research is conducted in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, or Asia.

IDRC – John G. Bene Fellowships in Community Forestry
Description: The fellowship is intended to provide assistance to Canadian graduate students undertaking research on the relationship of forest resources to the social, economic, and environmental welfare of people in developing countries. The successful candidate will be the one whose work most benefits the lives of the less privileged people in the developing country.
Eligibility: Applicants must hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residency and have an academic background which combines forestry or agro-forestry with social sciences. Applicants must also be registered in a Canadian university at the master’s or doctoral level. Students from interdisciplinary programs (e.g. environmental studies) may also be eligible, provided their programs contain the specified elements.


International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications
M.W. Welch Foundation Scholarship
Dr. F.R. Shepherd
3 Grierson Lane
Ottawa, Ontario K2W 1A6 Canada
email: [email protected]
Description: This award, established in 1965, aims to support younger scientists working abroad in vacuum science and technology.
Eligibility: Open to all qualified researchers for study outside their country of origin. A bachelor’s degree is required; a Doctorate preferred.


Japanese Government Scholarships for Japanese Studies
Japanese Embassy
255 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9E6
Tel: (613) 241-8541
Fax: (613) 241-2232
Email: [email protected]
Description: Monbusho, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture, offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to pursue Japanese studies. This program office offers an intensive course of Japanese and an introduction to Japanese studies in various aspects.
Eligibility: The program is mainly for third year graduates specializing in Japanese language or culture at their university. Applicants must have a good knowledge of the Japanese language and be in good mental and physical health. Those applying in Canada must be Canadian citizens.
General: Further information is available at the Japanese Embassy and Consulates.


Japanese Government Scholarships for Research Students
Japanese Embassy
255 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9E6
Tel: (613) 241-8541
Fax: (613) 241-2232
Email: [email protected]
Description: Monbusho, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture, offers scholarships to foreign students at a Japanese university for research in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Eligibility: Applicants must be Canadian citizens, university graduates, in good health, and willing to study Japanese and receive instruction in that language.
General: Further information is available from the Japanese Embassy and Consulates.


Mercator-Gastprofessuren Visiting Professor Program
German Research Society
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Kennedyallee 40
D-53175 Bonn
Tel: 49-228-885-1
Fax: 49-228-885-27-77
Email: [email protected]
Description: The German Research Society grants assistance to visiting professors and other highly qualified scientists at German universities. The visit should be designed to promote German research and teaching. The program is not designed for individual research, and foreign academics cannot file applications directly with the Society. Applications must be submitted by the German host university.


NATO Fellowship Program
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NATO Academic Affairs
Boulevard Leopold III
1110 Brussels, Belgium
Fax: (32-3) 707-4232
E-mail: [email protected]
Description: Created in 1956, this program annually offers bursaries to students in NATO member states. Recipients are funded to conduct and publish research on NATO’s priority areas. The goal of the program is to promote research and publication on security issues and political questions that are relevant for NATO.
Eligbility: Applicant must be a citizen of a NATO member state, have an undergraduate degree and have a good command of English and French.


Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
The Rotary Foundation
Scholarships Section
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201
United States of America
Tel: (847) 866-3000
Fax: (847) 328-8554
Description: Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships aim to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. During the study year, scholars are expected to act as Ambassadors of goodwill through public appearances, and upon completion of the scholarship, they are to share their experiences with the people of their home countries. Any national of a country where there is a Rotary club may apply for (1) Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships; (2) Multi-year Ambassadorial Scholarships; and (3)Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships. The academic year and multi-year awards are available for undergraduate, or graduate-level studies abroad (in a country where the applicant has not lived or studied for more than six months). The third award is designed for a three- or six-month cultural immersion and intensive language study in another country. Scholars can study the following languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish. Scholars may study other languages with an acceptable proposal of a language school in a Rotary country (students must be in group classes 4-6 hours per day and must live with host families).
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed two years of university work or the equivalent professional experience before starting scholarship studies. Scholarships are available to individuals of all ages. Spouses or descendants of Rotarians may not apply. Applicants must be citizens of countries in which there are Rotary Clubs, which includes Canada.


Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute – India Studies Fellowship
Programme Officer
India Studies Programme
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
Room 1402, Education Tower
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Tel: (403) 220-7467
Fax: (403) 289-0100
Email: [email protected]

Description: Fellowships for research, study, and language training in India are offered to Canadian students and faculty in the humanities, social sciences (including management, education, and law), and arts. Primary consideration in the selection of fellows is given to the professional competence of the applicant and the suitability of his/her project in view of the Institute’s objective of promoting knowledge and understanding of India in Canada. The following types of fellowships are offered:

1. Faculty fellowship: for candidates with appointments in Canadian universities or colleges.
a) Faculty research fellowship: for established scholars who have demonstrated their commitment to teaching and/or research in a specific field of India studies, for research in India. Fellow must affiliate with an institute or university in India during the research period.
b) Faculty language training fellowship: for established scholars who have elementary or no skills in an Indian language but wish to acquire higher proficiency in order to enhance their effectiveness in their area of specialty.
c) Faculty training fellowship: for established scholars who have had little or no previous involvement with India studies (or wish to change their disciplinary focus within India studies) and who can demonstrate that they can add India as an area of expertise to their field as the result of a fellowship.

2. Librarian Fellowship: for Canadian university librarians to undertake i) research or ii) study in India that would enhance knowledge and skills relevant to India Studies teaching research support.
3. Post-doctoral research fellowship: for those who have completed a Ph.D. or will have completed it prior to taking up the fellowship.
4. Student fellowship: for candidates entering or enrolled in a graduate degree program leading to specialization in India studies.
a) Graduate degree from an Indian university: for students who wish to enroll in an Indian institution of higher learning to work toward a graduate degree.
b) Student research fellowship: for students enrolled in graduate programs at a Canadian institution or elsewhere, to conduct research in India towards their degree.
c) Student language training fellowship: for students enrolled in graduate degree programs in Canadian institutions who have used training facilities in Canada and wish to pursue advanced training in India.

5. Arts fellowship: for junior or senior artists who have demonstrated sustained commitment to a chosen Indian art form.
a) Junior fellowship: for applicants who have used training facilities in Canada and can justify the need for training in India for further development. Applicants must be of legal age.
b) Senior fellowship: for accomplished performers in the chosen art form, to facilitate their return to India to enrich their experience, obtain additional training and expand their repertoire.


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Grants and Fellowships in the Social Sciences and Humanities
350 Albert Street
P.O. Box 1610
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6G4
Tel: (613) 992-0691
Fax: (613) 992-1787
Email: [email protected]
Description: SSHRC is a federal agency, which promotes research and advanced training in the social sciences and humanities. Through a rigorous peer review process, the Council offers grants for research in all disciplines within the social sciences and humanities; grants for strategic research in specific areas of national concern; doctoral, postdoctoral, and special research fellowships; and support for scholarly exchanges, journals, scholarly publishing, and conferences.

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