The goal is to tap into the next generation’s creativity and imagination, especially underrepresented youth, in both Canada and the United States.
The program will provide youth participants with an opportunity to present their solutions to the current crisis and their big ideas.
Eligible Fulbright Canada Post-COVID Challenge participants may be students, early career professionals, or young community leaders, or simply a young person with an extraordinary idea and a commitment to sharing that idea.
Youth applicants must:
1) have a vision about what they want the post-COVID world to look like and an initial concept for their idea;
2) be the age of majority in the province or state where they reside;
3) currently reside in Canada or the U.S.A.;
4) apply individually or in teams (up to 4 people).
Eligible Fulbright Canada Post-COVID Challenge Fellows are early to mid-career professionals, community leaders, students, and scholars. The mentors are there to support the individuals and teams that are competing in the post-COVID challenge. They are trainers, guides, and advisors to the youth participants, and they are persons whose commitment and professional achievements reflect the range of skills that speak to three core challenge areas:
a) Improving public health and wellbeing;
b) Contributing to digital transformation; and,
c) Finding solutions to social cohesion and economic recovery.
Fellowship applicants must:
1) have some experience in one of the three challenge categories and demonstrate some mentorship role expertise;
2) currently reside in Canada or the U.S.A.;
3) agree to these critical expectations:
a) roughly 10 hours/month dedicated to the youth;
b) attendance at the Youth Innovation Summit (summer of 2021): travel expenses covered in line with CRA guidelines, and
c) adherence to Fulbright Canada’s vision for the program and our statements and policies on diversity, inclusion, integrity, and privacy.
Utilize This Offer
The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (FULBRIGHT Canada) is welcoming its diverse youth with unique ideas to tackle the key challenges facing in the post-COVID world.
The Fulbright Canada Post-COVID Challenge is an open call for youth from across Canada and the United States to provide creative ideas that aim to address critical social, economic, technological, and public health challenges in the post-COVID world.
We are seeking applications from diverse youth with unique ideas that help to tackle the key challenges we are facing in the post-COVID world.
Applications will be accepted until November 30th, 2020.
For more information, please visit https://www.fulbright.ca/programs/youth/post-covid-challenge