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Pursue STEM PhD in Canada

November 4, 2011

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Award
for U.S. Graduate Students

The Fulbright Canada Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Award is a new initiative of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada), in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and six of Canada’s leading research universities. The STEM award, which is a three year award valued at some $120,000 (tuition, fees, and an annual stipend of $20,000), is the counterpart to Fulbright’s International Science and Technology award for foreign students coming to the United States.

Canada is the home to top-ranked research institutions and leading research scientists. As such, Canada is a premier destination for scientific study and research. The Fulbright Canada STEM Award will offer an opportunity for a select group of U.S. students to pursue their PhD in Canada. They will study, conduct research, and be inspired in a technologically-advanced, diverse, and dynamic country.

Fulbright Canada has partnered with the following universities to provide the very best opportunities in both basic and applied fields of science, engineering and mathematics: McGill University, Université de Montréal, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, and the University of Waterloo. Fulbright Canada will work closely with the award recipients, partner universities, and our cooperating agencies in the United States to ensure the most appropriate for the grantee.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States of America. Applicants and must submit their Graduate Record Examination scores before December 31, 2011 and must have completed an undergraduate degree before August 1, 2012. Applicants must be proficient in English and/or French. Eligible fields of study/research include:

Aeronautics and Aeronautical Engineering

Agriculture (theoretical or research-based focus only)

Astronomy/Planetary Sciences

Biology

Biomedical Engineering

Chemistry

Computer Science

Energy

Engineering (aerospace, electrical, chemical, civil, industrial, mechanical, ocean, and petroleum)

Environmental Science/Engineering

Geology/Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Information Sciences/Engineering (engineering focus only; business-focused study is not eligible)

Materials Science/Engineering

Mathematics

Neuroscience

Oceanography

Physics

Public Health (biostatistics or epidemiology)

Application deadline: November 15, 2011

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