Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships – 2017 Call for Proposals


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.

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; see the UPEI internal application process described below.

Summary of Project Criteria:

Canadian universities which have recognized provincial degree granting powers, or their affiliates, may submit a proposal to the QES program. Universities may partner with one or more other Canadian university(ies) for a joint proposal; however, each university may only be the lead applicant in one submission to the program;

  • Projects will support international internships for Canadian students and/or scholarships for incoming international graduate students. All QES funded activities must be for academic credit;
  • Eligible projects requesting funding for outgoing Canadian internships must demonstrate a partnership between a Canadian university and a partner institution/organisation in at least one of the eligible countries (see Annex B in the application guidelines); and
  • The program will require all scholars to participate in leadership development and community engagement activities and in the network of Queen Elizabeth Scholars.

Please review full program details here:

Internal Application Process:

Anyone interested in applying to the QES 2017 call for proposals must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the Vice-President, Academic and Research by September 13, 2017 (via  The LOI should be a one-page document outlining:

Project objectives, activities, and expected results

  • Anticipated project partners
  • Anticipated number of outgoing Canadian interns and/or incoming international scholars
  • Anticipated budget including contributions from other sources
  • Applicants will be notified by September 25, 2017 of the result of the pre-selection process.  

The deadline for Canadian universities to submit their selected application is October 18, 2017.

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