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March 2017

Next generation research leaders from Canada and low- and middle-income countries to pursue innovation and community-building projects

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OTTAWA – More than 420 researchers at the doctoral, postdoctoral and early-career levels will undertake global research projects as part of the new Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholars Program, contributing to improved global talent exchange between Canada and other nations.

This expanded second round of the Queen Elizabeth Scholars program will fund winning projects at 21 Canadian universities, thanks to a $10 million contribution by Canada’s International Development Research Centre and a $2.5 million contribution from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. This additional funding has allowed the Queen Elizabeth Scholars program to expand its reach to more low- and middle-income countries, and fund researchers at multiple stages of their careers to become the next generation of innovative leaders and community builders.

For a complete list of the winning proposals, please visit Details of the Queen Elizabeth Scholars’ travel and research are also shared on the #QEScholars tagboard.

The winning projects span diverse subject areas ranging from agriculture and food security to climate change, employment and growth, and maternal and child health. Successful projects were selected by an independent selection committee representing research and funding communities from around the world.

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholars Program is managed through a unique partnership between Universities Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada and Canadian universities. It is made possible with financial support from the International Development Research Centre and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.



About Queen Elizabeth Scholars Program

The Queen Elizabeth Scholars program aims to activate a dynamic community of young global leaders across Canada and the Commonwealth to create lasting impacts both at home and abroad through cross-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences. To learn more visit

About Universities Canada

Universities Canada is the voice of Canada’s universities at home and abroad, representing the interests of 97 Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities. To learn more visit

About Community Foundations of Canada

Community Foundations of Canada is the national network for Canada’s 191 community foundations. We are a philanthropic movement working across sectors to help Canadians invest in building strong and resilient communities. To learn more visit

About Rideau Hall Foundation

The Rideau Hall Foundation works in close collaboration with the Office of the Governor General and many external partners to support initiatives that strengthen our national identity, build capacity and promote the advancement of a smart and caring nation through learning, leadership, innovation and giving initiatives. To learn more visit

About International Development Research Centre

Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve lives and livelihoods in the developing world. Bringing together the right partners around opportunities for impact, IDRC builds leaders for today and tomorrow and helps drive large-scale positive change. Learn more at

About Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary research and research training in the humanities and social sciences. By focusing on developing talent, generating insights and forging connections across campuses and communities, SSHRC supports world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to a better future for Canada and the world. To learn more visit:


Media Contacts:

Universities Canada
Brenna Baggs
Communications manager
Tel.: (613) 563-3961 ext. 255
Twitter: @UnivCan @QEScholars

Community Foundations of Canada
David Venn
Director of communications
Tel: (613) 236-2664 ext. 302
Twitter: @CommFdnsCanada

Rideau Hall Foundation
Melanie Bechard
Communications officer
Tel: (613) 914-0651
Twitter: @RideauHallFdn

International Development Research Centre
Ghislain Desjardins
Senior media relations advisor
Tel: (613) 696-2177
Twitter: @IDRC_CRDI

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Yoan St-Onge
Communications Advisor
Tel: (613) 947-6560
Twitter: @SSHRC_CRSH

Queen Elizabeth Advanced Scholars Program Winning Proposals

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See below the complete list of the winning proposals for the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholars Program.


Project Title

University of Alberta Coming Together – Strengthening Partnerships between Ghana and Canada to Address Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
University of Calgary QES-Advanced Scholars (International Development)
Carleton University Societal Transformation and Climate Change: Training the next generation of scholars in Sub-Sahara Africa (NextGen Climate Change Advanced Scholars)
Lakehead University Agrobiodiversity, Nutrition and Sustainable Marketing of Heritage Crops in Ecuador and Canada
Wilfrid Laurier University Building Capacity in Urban Food System Governance in LMIC Cities
McGill University A network of interdisciplinary, solution-oriented researchers to improve the livelihoods and food and nutrition security of adolescent girls and women farmers in rural Ghana
Université de Moncton Développement des “leaders” pour une meilleure nutrition des filles et des femmes, un incontournable pour le mieux-être des populations d’Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale
Université de Montréal Bourses de recherche destinées aux chercheurs doctoraux, post-doctoraux et en début carrière du Canada et de Chine dans les domaines du droit et de la santé
University of Ottawa The Open African Innovation Research Partnership (Open AIR): New and Emerging Researcher Fellowship Program
Queen’s University QE Scholars Network for Equity in Maternal and Child Health
University of Regina University of Regina Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Program for Advanced Scholars: Innovative Approaches to Climate Change
Ryerson University Strengthening Coastal Aquifer Resilience and Groundwater Use Against Climate Change Effects in the Caribbean
University of Saskatchewan Global Leaders Scholarship – Seeking Sustainable Solutions in Food Security and Nutrition for Women and Children: A Tri-Country Approach
Simon Fraser University Providing Sustainable Potable Water and Greenhouse Crops
University of Toronto The Statistical Alliance for Vital Events (SAVE) Queen Elizabeth Scholarship-Advanced Scholars Program (SAVE-QES)
University of New Brunswick Entrepreneurship Education and Training for Canada, India, china and Ghana
Université du Québec en Outaouais Partenariat pour l’amélioration de la santé maternelle et infantile en Afrique de l’Ouest à l’aide de la santé numérique
University of Victoria Regulating Globalization in South and Southeast Asia
University of Waterloo Water Security as a Foundation for Healthy Communities and Sustainable Livelihoods
University of Winnipeg The University of Winnipeg Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee International Scholars Program
York University Ecological Economics, Commons Governance, and Climate Justice

Read the full media release here.