Call for Applications: Fulbright Canada Youth Institute on Canada in the World


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Information about an exciting new Canada 150 initiative that we at Fulbright Canada, in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada and the Canadian Foreign Service Institute, are undertaking this fall.

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  • Youth Institute on Canada in the World Youth Institute on Canada in the World

Fulbright Canada will be hosting a Youth Institute on Canada in the World from September 30 to October 8, 2017.  The Institute will engage and support 20 bright young undergraduate students from the United States and Canada who are eager to provide an important youth perspective on Canada’s role in the world (and on Canada-U.S. relations).


Participants will travel to Ottawa and Quebec City to meet with foreign policy experts, academics, Canadian diplomats, senior officials in government, and media representatives, for ten days of discussion, policy formulation, and participation in cultural activities. Travel, accommodation, and related expenses will be covered.

All applications are due by May 31, 2017.

More details can be found in the attached documents and on our website:   Youth Institute on Canada in the World


Eligibility and Requirements

Fulbright Canada

Youth Institute on Canada in the World


1. Participants must be citizens of the United States or Canada, or permanent residents in Canada.

2. Participants must be enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution, have completed at least two years and be registered to return for the 2017-2018 academic year, and be in good academic standing.

3. Participants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of the program and hold a valid passport.

In addition, ideal candidates will demonstrate the following:

✓ a clear and compelling interest in Canada and in global issues,

✓ the ability to think critically and engage in respectful discussions with experts and peers, and

✓ a commitment to community engagement.


1. Submit a completed application by May 31, 2017. You must apply through the online Application Form: You may contact us if you require alternative methods for submission.

A complete application will include the following items:

o Application Form

o Personal Statement about your interest in the program (300-500 words)

o Responses to each of the 3 theme-based questions

o Resume 

o Transcript (scanned and uploaded)

o Contact information for 1 academic and 1 other referee (academic, professional, volunteer supervisor, or mentor).

o 2 Reference Forms (*Please note that we will provide your referee with a reference form

to complete, upon receipt of your application. The Reference Form must be completed by June 7, 2017. It is your responsibility to advise your referee of this deadline, as their completed form is required for your application to be eligible.)

2. Successful students must be willing to participate in the full week of planned activities (September 30-October 8, 2017). Further, the students are expected to be respectful of the other participants and speakers. If the students fail to comply with these expectations they will be asked to leave and any costs accrued to modify travel arrangements will not be covered.

3. Following the program in Ottawa, by agreeing to participate in the institute, the students also agree to participate in the development of a policy brief that will lay out a vision for Canada’s role in the world, which will then be reviewed by Fulbright Scholar subject experts, sent to the Office of the Prime Minister, and published in an open-access journal.

Selection Process

A Selection Committee made up of representatives from Fulbright Canada, its partner universities, and the Government of Canada will choose candidates based on their academic standing, the strength of their personal statement, responses to theme-based questions, and recommendations letters. Furthermore, Fulbright is committed to promoting diversity-factors such as province/state of origin, field of study, and ethnic background will also be considered.

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Education Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, Office of International Education

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