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Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program

December 18, 2012
Photo by Tom Magliery

Photo by Tom Magliery

The Government of Canada is pleased to announce that additional funding is available through the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) for the current 2012-2013 academic year. In 2009, Prime Minister Harper announced the ELAP to support the development of human capital and the next generation of leaders in the Americas while strengthening the linkages between postsecondary institutions in Canada and Latin America and the Caribbean.The scholarships also advance Canada’s objectives for the Americas: democratic governance, peace and security and prosperity in the region.



ELAP Scholarships provide students with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels. As part of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program, select graduate-level students will be invited to participate in a study tour focused on Canadian democratic governance and civil society or other key priority areas.

Scholarship Value and Duration

The scholarship value varies depending on the duration and level of study. The scholarship value is:

  • $7,500 CAN for undergraduate and college students for a period of four months of study or research;
  • $7,500 CAN for graduate students for a period of four months of study or research; or
  • $10,000 CAN for graduate students for a period of five or six months of study or research.


The additional funding is to support scholarships for graduate students conducting research from the following countries only:

Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos
Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
South America: Colombia, Peru.
Students must arrive in Canada by March 15, 2013.

Deadline: January 3, 2013

For more information on how to apply visit Canada’s Scholarship website.
Administered by the Canadian Bureau for International Education
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