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Fulbright Canada Post-COVID Challenge

Opportunity for USA and Canada Teams of Young Adults and Mentors
to Develop Creative Solutions to Post-COVID-19 Challenges

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Fulbright Canada

Deadline Date:

11/30/20

Description:

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Opportunity for USA and Canada teams of young adults to participate in a contest to develop creative ideas that address challenges facing the post-Coronavirus (COVID-19) world. Applications are also accepted for fellowship mentors to provide assistance to participating teams. All program participants will receive small grants and development support from program alumni and mentors. Winning teams will receive cash prizes and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Fulbright Canada Post-COVID Challenge Innovation Summit.

The Fulbright Canada Post-COVID Challenge is an open call for youth from across Canada and the United States to provide creative ideas that address critical social, economic, technological, and public health challenges in the post-COVID world. Fullbright is seeking applications from diverse youth with unique ideas that help to tackle the key challenges we are facing in the post-COVID world:

  • Improving public health and wellbeing;
  • Contributing to digital transformation; and,
  • Finding solutions to social cohesion and economic recovery\+

Fulbright is also seeking applications for the Fulbright Canada post-COVID Fellowship Award. This program is meant to ensure that Fullbright connect fellows and youth. Fullbright is searching for experienced mentors with relevant experience to empower and support youth participants. Successful fellows will have expertise in one or more of the three challenge areas, but, at the same time, will not be too far removed from the experiences of the youth participants. The Fellows will support the youth as they work to put their idea in motion. 

Awards and Benefits

Each team that submits a successful application will be assigned a mentor and have access, on a competitive basis, to small grants that will support the development of their idea and access to Fulbright Canada’s prestigious network of alumni. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 193219

Estimated Size of Grant:

The overall winning team will receive a $25,000 prize, along with an all-expense-paid trip to the Fulbright Canada Post-COVID Challenge Innovation Summit.

The second and third place winning team will receive a $10,000 prize, along with an all-expense-paid trip to the Fulbright Canada Post-COVID Challenge Innovation Summit.

Fellowship awards:

- Successful applicants to the Post-COVID Challenge Fellowship Program will receive a $5000 award and reasonable expenses to attend the in-person finals and the Innovation Summit.
- Access to Fulbright Canada alumni grants and its prestigious global alumni network.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Youth Applicant Eligibility:

1. Applicants must have a vision about what they want the post-COVID world to look like and an initial concept for their idea.
2. Applicants must be the age of majority in the province or state where they reside.
3. Applicants must currently reside in Canada or the U.S.A.

Please note that applicants can apply individually or in teams (up to 4 people).

Fellowship Eligibility:

1. Applicants must have some experience in one of the three challenge categories and demonstrate some mentorship role expertise.
2. Applicants must currently reside in Canada or the U.S.A.
3. Applicants must agree to these critical expectations:
a. roughly 10 hours/month dedicated to the youth,
b. attendance at the Youth Innovation Summit in the 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 (fulbright.ca)

Pre-Application Information:

Selection process for Youth:

Stage 1: The application process opens on September 30th, 2020, and closes. November 30th, 2020. Fulbright Canada will notify applicants that have been selected to proceed to round two by December 15th, 2020. Fellows will be announced on a rolling basis between December 1st and January 5th, 2021.

Stage 2: Selected applicants will present their idea to experts who will support them in forming a plan to move forward. The process will be conducted privately, and applicants will have the opportunity to apply for small competitive grants to assist them as they prepare their pitches. During this stage, the Fulbright Post-COVID Challenge Fellows act as mentors.

Stage 3: Applicants will present their idea to experts. Nine finalists will be selected.

Stage 4: Nine finalists will pitch their idea to a panel of judges. The judges will select three awards to help the youth operationalize their concept.

Stage 5: Finalists will operationalize their idea with support from the Fellows and the broader Fulbright Canada network.

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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