Principal and Vice-Chancellor

[Principal and Vice Chancellor]
[Principal and Vice Chancellor]

Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program (QES)

Fourth Call for Applications

A fourth call for the QES has been announced.

QES 2019 will support projects in Latin America and the Caribbean that focus on education, social services and health. Canadian universities are invited to submit multi-year project proposals seeking funding of up to $300,000 CAD. Each Canadian university may submit one proposal to the 2019 competition. Up to $1,800,000 CAD is available through this competition.

We invite you to submit your proposal for QES 2019 funding in a short application form which will be adjudicated by an internal panel at Queen’s.

If your proposal is chosen, you will be supported by the Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International) in developing your full application to Universities Canada.

What is the QES?
The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program (QES) was created to improve global talent exchange between Canada and other nations – in this case, between Canada and Latin America and the Caribbean. 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. The objectives of the QES program are to: 1. Develop global citizens through enriched academic, professional and cross-cultural experiences; 2. Activate a new generation of enterprising leaders in Canada and around the world through facilitating lasting local and global community engagement; and 3. Enhance collaborative capacity and deepen peer relationships among Queen Elizabeth Scholars to enrich the program experience and facilitate personal and professional growth.
The expected outcomes of the program are:
  1. Increased knowledge and skills through academic and professional experiences of young global leaders;
  2. Enhanced networking between Canadians and emerging global leaders; and
  3. Increased contributions to local and global communities by young leaders.
What is the award criteria?

Projects will support international internships for Canadian students and/or scholarships for incoming international graduate students. All QES funded activities must be for academic credit.

Proposals must demonstrate a partnership between a Canadian university and a partner institution/organisation in at least one of the eligible countries (see Annex B in the QES 2019 Guidelines for more information).

The program will require all scholars to participate in leadership development and community engagement activities and in the network of QEScholars. QES will fund multi-year projects implemented by Canadian universities that comprise one or more of the following components: International internships for Canadian students; and/or Scholarships for graduate level international students to study or do research at a Canadian university. This may include short term study, research, or full graduate degree programs.

As part of their projects, Canadian universities will be required to connect their Queen Elizabeth Scholars within and across these components and provide them with leadership and community engagement opportunities. Universities will also be encouraged to contribute and leverage additional funding to support their Queen Elizabeth Scholars.

Please consult the QES 2019 Guidelines for more information.

Who can apply?
Because each institution can only submit one application, Queen’s will run an internal competition to determine which proposal will go forward as our institutional proposal to Universities Canada.
We invite applications from faculty members whose proposal focuses on education, social services and/or health.
Please consult the QES 2019 Guidelines for more information.
How do I apply?
Please complete a short proposal for QES 2019 and submit it online (see below) by no later than Friday, October 5th, 2019. All proposals will then be reviewed by a panel at Queen’s. The selected proposal will be confirmed by no later than Monday, October 15th. Panellists will then work with the successful applicant to develop their proposal for formal submission to Universities Canada. The final proposal must be submitted to Universities Canada by Monday, November 4th.
What goes into the internal application?

The internal application is relatively brief, and is designed to give you a space to share your proposal to an internal panel of adjudicators, who in turn will determine which proposal will be selected for development and submission to Universities Canada.

We ask for:

  • A 500-1000 word proposal 
  • An indication of how many students you anticipate will be involved
  • A list of which Latin American and Caribbean country(ies) will be involved 
  • The electronic signature of your Department Head and Dean.
What is the timeline for QES 2019?
Queen’s launch: Monday, September 23rd
Queen’s internal submission deadline: Friday, October 4th
Queen’s proposal to be selected: Monday, October 14th
QES 2019 deadline: Monday, November 4th
Where can I find out more information?
For more information on QES 2019 at Queen’s, please contact Tom Collier.
For general information on QES 2019:
Application Form - you should not begin this application unless your proposal has been selected as the official Queen's University submission.

Apply here

Please follow this link to submit your proposal via the internal application system by no later than Friday, October 4th, 2019.

If your proposal is selected, you will then be supported in your QES 2019 application to Universities Canada.


For more information, please contact:
Tom Collier
613-533-6000 extension 75793