Queen Elizabeth Scholarships

About the program

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.

Launched in 2014, QES has activated a dynamic community of young global leaders that have created lasting impacts at home and abroad. The program has achieved this through international education/experiences, providing opportunities for discovery and inquiry, and enabling professional experiences.

The QES program has provided funding to 112 projects administered by 47 Canadian universities and has over 2,500 scholars in its network ranging from undergraduate students doing international internships, undertaking research or studying, to early career researchers acquiring world-ready research experience.

Please visit queenelizabethscholars.ca/qescholars/ to learn more about QES.

Call for proposals

Universities Canada and the Rideau Hall Foundation are pleased to invite members of Universities Canada or Colleges and Institutes Canada to submit a proposal for the seventh QES call for proposals.

QES 2025 will support projects that focus on the adaptation, response and resilience to a changing climate. This includes (but is not limited to) projects focused on biodiversity; agriculture; energy; climate and public health; economic impacts of climate change; air quality; community resilience; education; ecosystems and water quality. 

Projects will support international study, research or internships for outbound Canadian students and/or study and research for inbound international graduate students. All QES funded activities must be for academic credit/recognition. 

For all information on this call for proposals, please consult the program guidelines. The deadline to submit proposals is June 7, 2024, at 5 p.m. (EDT).


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