Emerging Leaders of the Americas Program (ELAP)
The next call for applications for 2024-25 will open late January 2024
Scholarships for study / research in Canada
The ELAP Program is funded by the Government of Canada to help train the next generation in Latin America, and strengthen collaboration between Canadian and Latin American institutions. Awards can be used for study or research. Full-time students must be enrolled at eligible institutions; undergraduate scholarships require that institutions have an exchange agreement with a Canadian institution. Canadian institutions must apply on behalf of the student. For more information, see
Eligible Latin American and Caribbean countries:
- Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos;
- Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama;
- North America: Mexico; or
- South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.
|College / undergraduate|
|$8,200||Four months or one academic term||Study or research at the college or undergraduate level. A valid student exchange agreement that waives tuition fees is required.|
|$8,200||Four months or one academic term||Study or research at the graduate level (Masters and PhD). A student exchange agreement is not required.|
|$11,100||Five to six months||Study or research at the graduate level (Masters and PhD). A student exchange agreement is not required.|
Applications open in February and are due in March each year, for exchanges beginning in July or the Fall semester of the next academic year. Contact your international office for more information.
DEADLINE: Mobility coordinators should submit student applications to a CALAREO Member institution no later than March 7, 2023 – this is two weeks before the official deadline of March 21, 2023.