Principal’s Global Scholars and Fellows

A Key Initiative of the Principal’s New Strategic Framework

The Principal’s Global Scholars and Fellows Program is a university-wide initiative to support faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and students displaced by war, conflict, and political instability from a variety of geographic and social locations.

The program is comprised of two streams.

Stream 1: Principal’s Global Scholars

Principal’s Global Scholars provides provides forcibly displaced students and students who hold precarious immigration status with an admissions pathway and funding to complete their degree at Queen’s.

Undergraduate Students

The Principal’s Global Scholars at the undergraduate level will be identified through Queen’s long-standing partnership with the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Student Refugee Program.

This program provides resettlement in Canada and access to post-secondary education to refugees in selected countries of asylum. The Principal’s Global Scholars and Fellows Program expands Queen’s commitment to WUSC and we encourage interested applicants to visit WUSC for information on how to apply.

Graduate Students

Scholars with an experience of displacement interested in graduate study, including short-term graduate placements (up to one year), are encourage to email  for more information.

Stream 2: Principal’s Global Fellows

Principal’s Global Fellows offers support to forcibly displaced faculty members and post-doctoral fellows.

For Faculty Members

Support for displaced faculty members is provided through Queen’s existing partnerships with Scholars at Risk, the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund and Artist Protection Fund, the New University in Exile Consortium, and other international and national organizations. Support is provided for one academic year, with the possibility of renewal.

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For Post-Doctoral Fellows

Queen’s provides Post-Doctoral Fellowships to allow forcibly displaced PhD graduates to continue their academic work at Queen’s for one year. This is a new initiative, offered through the School of Graduate Studies and Post-Doctoral Affairs and the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research).

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Individuals interested in applying to be a Principal’s Global Post-Doctoral Fellow in any discipline should contact 

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Funds raised will expand the program beyond Queen’s initial $1.25 million commitment

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