Graduate Funding Information Service

February 22, 2021

ACSUS Enders Graduate Fellowship in Canada-US Relations

Application Deadline: March 31, 2021

  • For U.S. graduate students
  • Thesis and dissertation topics relating to Canada-U.S. relations
  • Award of $3,500
  • Restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents

The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) award encouraged in depth inclusion of Canadian content in comparative research/projects that have policy relevance for Canada-U.S. relations as well as Canadian social, economic, political, security, and quality of life issues. Topics particularly relevant to Canada-U.S. relations include trade and economics, defense and security cooperation, border management, energy, softwood lumber, environment and natural resource management, and agriculture. Other topics include comparative urban planning, health care delivery, multicultural educational policies, environmental law, etc.

The Fellowship offers $3,500 and enables successful candidates to spend 4-6 weeks at a Canadian university, research site or business other than their own conducting research related to their thesis, dissertation or graduate work in the field of Canadian Studies.


Students in any discipline or professional school who are in the process of preparing a graduate thesis or doctoral dissertation related in substantial part to the study of Canada, Canada-U.S. relations, or comparative policies in North America. Students must be US citizens or permanent residents, enrolled in a full-time masters or doctoral program at an institution in the United States. The student must have obtained, in writing, the support of a faculty member or research scientist at a Canadian university or the head of an organization or business who agrees to act as the student’s academic sponsor during the tenure of their award.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.