Internal Deadline (Application): Queen Elizabeth II Scholars

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.

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 Canadian students and/or scholarships for incoming international graduate students to study or do research. All QES funded activities must be for academic credit/recognition.

Proposals must demonstrate a partnership between a Canadian university and a partner institution/organization in at least one of the eligible countries.

Priority will be given to project proposals that focus on diversity and inclusion and result in a strengthened impact to local and global communities by young leaders.

Applicants may seek up to $300,000 in funding from QES, for projects running from January 2025 to December 2028. More information can be found in the Call for Proposals.

Dalhousie is limited to leading one application for this call. For this reason, an internal EOI must be submitted to by May 1, 2024. EOIs will be reviewed by an internal selection committee, and Faculties will be asked to rank EOIs when more than one is received from each Faculty.

Please contact for the EOI template.


Internal Deadlines

EOI: May 1, 2024
Full application: May 27, 2024

Funder Deadlines

June 7, 2024 at 6pm AST