Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Canada’s Emerging Leaders in the Americas Scholarship, 2022-2023

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LEVEL: Short Course, Undergraduate, Masters, PhD, Research
FUNDING: Partially Funded
OPEN TO: Specific countries
PLACE: Canada
STATUS: 56 Days left

Applicants are invited to apply for the 2022-2023 Canada’s Emerging Leaders in the Americas Scholarship. The Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarship provide students from Latin America and the Caribbean with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research, at the college, undergraduate, and graduate levels in Canada.

The ELAP scholarship has been created by the Government of Canada to support the development of human capital and the next generation of leaders in the Americas while strengthening the linkages between post-secondary institutions in Canada and Latin America and the Caribbean.

The scholarship also aims to advance Canada’s objectives for the Americas: democratic and accountable governance, human rights, the environment, diversity, and Indigenous peoples. If you are not eligible for this scholarship, please click here to check other opportunities that available for all nationalities to study, research or work in Canada.

Program Details

  • Host Institutions: Colleges, technical/vocational institutes and universities in Canada.
  • Eligible Programs: The Study in Canada Scholarships program is open to students from all disciplines in Canadian institutions.
  • Number of Awards: Not specified.
  • Duration : up to two academic terms of study or research.
  • Eligible countries: Caribbean (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos); Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama); North America (Mexico); South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela).

Canada’s Emerging Leaders in the Americas Scholarship Benefits

The Canadian institution will receive funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) for all successful candidates in the form of a contribution agreement and will be responsible for providing the funds to scholarship recipients. The scholarship value varies depending on the duration and level of study. The scholarship value for students is:

  • CAD 8,200 for college, undergraduate or graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research; or
  • CAD 11,100 for graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a period of five to six months of study or research.

The scholarship will help recipients to cover the following costs:

  1. visa and/or study/work permit fees;
  2. airfare, for the scholarship recipient only, to Canada by the most direct and economical route and return airfare upon completion of the scholarship;
  3. health insurance;
  4. living expenses, such as accommodation, utilities and food;
  5. ground transportation expenses, including a public transportation pass; and
  6. books and supplies required for the recipient’s study or research, excluding computers and other equipment.

Canada’s Emerging Leaders in the Americas Scholarship Eligibility

To apply for the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program, candidates must meet following requirements:

  • be citizens of one of the eligible countries;
  • not hold Canadian citizenship and must not have applied for permanent residency in Canada;
  • be enrolled as a full-time student at post-secondary institution in an eligible country/territory and paying tuition fees to that institution at the time of application and for the full duration of the exchange;
  • not already enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program at a Canadian post-secondary institution;
  • not already be participating in a scholarship program funded by the Government of Canada.

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How to Apply for the Canada’s Emerging Leaders in the Americas Scholarship

Interested applicants willing to apply for this government scholarship must follow instructions below:

  1. make their interest known;
  2. find out if there is an existing institutional collaboration or exchange agreement between their home institution and a Canadian institution;
  3. request information from their home institution about the application process and selection criteria specific to the Canadian partner institution; and
  4. ensure they meet the eligibility requirements.

Note: Only Canadian institutions can submit applications on behalf of candidates. They may choose to set their own internal deadline to receive supporting documentation.

Scholarship recipients must begin their studies or research between August 1, 2022 and February 1, 2023.

The Application deadline is . For more detail on the Canada’s Emerging Leaders in the Americas Scholarship, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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