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Traditional American Student Awards

Applications are open for the Traditional American Student Awards funded by The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America. The awards are intended for American citizens who are graduate students, prospective graduate students or promising young professionals who wish to study and/or conduct research in Canada.

These awards are normally granted for a full academic year (nine months) and normally begin in September. The award carries a fixed cash value of US$15,000. Awards may be held at any university, research center, think tank, or government agency in Canada.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Be U.S. citizens (Permanent residence is not sufficient).
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree prior to the proposed start date of the grant.
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Be proficient in French should the requirements of the project and host institution require it.
  • Be in compliance with all J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) guidelines.
  • Be in compliance with all governmental regulations regarding visas, immigration, travel, and

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To win the competition you need to do register through the given link:


  • All grantees must have an approved affiliation with an appropriate host (i.e., a university or other research-oriented institution) in Canada and are responsible for securing such affiliation and documenting it in the application.
  • Applicants are encouraged to establish an affiliation with the intended host institution at an early stage and ideally have a fallback position.
  • Applicants must list their potential host institution(s) in the Statement of Grant Purpose.
  • Applicants must not:
    • Hold permanent residency status in Canada.
    • Reside in Canada; or
    • Have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period immediately preceding the date of application.
  • A period of nine months or more during a calendar year is considered to constitute a full year abroad.
  • Be seeking enrollment in a medical degree program.
  • Possess a D. by the start of the program. Instead, such applicants can visit the Fulbright Scholar Program.


  • The award carries a fixed cash value of US$15,000.
  • Grantees are expected to use the award to cover expenses related to their studies and/or research, such as housing, travel, tuition and other academic expenditures.
  • Basic health insurance is provided, along with visa, and other professional services.

Application Deadline:

The final deadline for applications is October 9, 2018.

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