Queen Elizabeth Scholars

Call for proposals

Advanced scholars

Deadline: November 25, 2016 at 4 pm EST

Canadian universities are invited to submit multi-year project proposals seeking funding of up to $500,000 CAD for projects of up to four years. Each Canadian university may submit one proposal to the 2016 competition.

About the program

The Queen Elizabeth Scholars is a new initiative intended to lay the foundation for the next generation of entrepreneurs, public servants, community leaders and academics with innovative minds and a sense of commitment to Canada and the Commonwealth.

Universities Canada is pleased to partner with Community Foundations of Canada and Rideau Hall Foundation to manage the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships Program. This program is made possible with financial support from the Government of Canada, provincial governments and the private sector.

The following section applies to active QES Projects only

Scholar reports

All scholars are to complete their pre-departure form and narrative report via the QES Portal.

Due dates:

  • Pre-departure form: due two weeks prior to departure from the scholar’s home country
  • Scholar narrative report: due one week before the end of the award


  • University coordinators: please contact qescholars@univcan.ca to register with the Portal.
  • Scholars: please contact your university coordinator for your project verification code to register with the Portal.


University reports

Please submit all reports to qescholars@univcan.ca.

Annual workplan

Financial reports

Related financial resources

University annual narrative report

Additional resources

For more information

Please submit all reports and forms to qescholars@univcan.ca.


Jeanne Gallagher
Manager, International scholarships
Queen Elizabeth Scholars
Tel.: 613-563-3961 ext 355
Email: qescholars@univcan.ca
* Universities Canada will respond to all email enquiries within two working days.


Please contact your Canadian university for all student enquiries.

In partnership with

Community Foundations of Canada logo.

Rideau Hall Foundation logo.

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada logo.

Universities Canada