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Following very successful QES calls for proposals in 2014 and 2016, Universities Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation, and Community Foundations of Canada are pleased to announce that a third call for proposals is being launched today.

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program (QES) was created to improve global talent exchange between Canada and other nations. The program aims to develop the next generation of innovative leaders and community builders by providing enriched academic, professional and cross-cultural experiences and by facilitating lasting local and global community engagement. There are currently 71 projects being administered by 42 Canadian universities and with over 1000 scholarships already awarded.

2017 Competition
Canadian universities are invited to submit multi-year project proposals seeking funding of up to $300,000 CAD for projects of up to four years. Each Canadian university may submit one proposal to the 2017 competition. Approximately $6 million CAD will available through this competition.

Projects will support international internships for Canadian students and/or scholarships for incoming international graduate students. The program will require all scholars to participate in leadership development and community engagement activities and in the network of Queen Elizabeth Scholars.

Please consult the following documents:

Program Guidelines

Application form

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Jeanne Gallagher, Manager, International Scholarships at The FAQ section will be updated on a weekly basis.