Richard J. Schmeelk Canada Fellowships

The prestigious Richard J. Schmeelk Canada Fellowship has been offered to French and English speaking Canadians since 1985. The fellowship is available to any student who holds a bachelor’s degree and wishes to pursue graduate studies in Canada’s other official language, and so broaden their geographic and cultural horizons.

Through its university partners (The University of Western Ontario, University of Calgary, Université Laval and Université de Montréal) and links with business and government, The Schmeelk Canada Foundation offers fellowship recipients a unique opportunity to expand their networks and discover diverse opportunities country-wide. To date, more that 60 Canadian students have been awarded this prestigious Fellowship, with more to come.


  • Up to $40,000

Timeline and Deadlines

  • To be Announced
Each applicant must submit to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (Erin Daley their complete application (electronic or hard copy accepted).  Referees may forward their appraisals directly to the School or Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (electronic or hard copy accepted).  Master's and Doctoral applicants are required to submit all undergraduate and graduate official hard copy transcripts to accompany their application (electronic copies of transcripts will not be accepted). 



  • Canadian citizens only
  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree by the start date of the award
  • Be registered in the proposed eligible program at the host university by the start date of the award.