Deadline: April 1, 2014
The Competition For 2014 is now open. Twenty outstanding scholars and practitioners will be selected as Fulbright NEXUS Scholars to participate in the program. The program will bring together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the United States, Brazil and other Western Hemisphere nations for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience. Program activities will commence in June 2014 and conclude in May 2016.
Benefits for Scholars
Fulbright NEXUS Scholars will receive funding in the amount of USD$35,000 for the duration of the program. This allowance is intended to support travel to all program meetings, travel and maintenance for the exchange visit, research materials and assistance for grantees only. Accommodations and meals for program seminar meetings will be covered separately. Grants will also include limited accident and sickness benefits.
The Fulbright NEXUS Program will provide a platform for scholars from across the region to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research in one of five areas:
- Renewable Energy, including Micro-Grid Innovations;
- Social and Behavioral Adaptation to Climate Change;
- Measuring Climate Change and its Impact (Metrics and Standards);
- Climate Change and Biodiversity;
- Climate Change and Food and Water Security
Eligibility and Criteria
- Successful candidates will include rising scholars or practitioners active in the academic, public or private sectors that demonstrate outstanding qualifications and a record of experience and accomplishment in an area clearly related to one of the designated research themes.
- Applicants must be from Latin America, Canada, the Caribbean or the United States.
- Non-U.S. applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of and residing in the country from which they are applying at the time of application. U.S. applicants must have U.S. citizenship and be residing permanently in the United States
- U.S. applicants who are currently on the Fulbright Specialist Roster may not accept any Specialist assignments during the Fulbright NEXUS Scholar Program year.
- Participants should be early or mid-career academics, applied researchers and/or professionals with research experience in the public, non-profit, or private sector.
- A Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree is preferred, but is not required. Candidates with a master’s degree are required to have a minimum of five years of research experience.
- Applicants should have particular expertise and research experience in one of the five identified research areas.
- Non-U.S. Scholars must demonstrate proficiency in English; U.S. Scholars must demonstrate proficiency in either Portuguese or Spanish.
- More information on eligibility here.
Generally, applicants must be conducting current research relevant to the program’s themes and objectives, be open to exploring and incorporating comparative, interdisciplinary approaches in their investigations, and interested in developing collaborative activities with other Fulbright NEXUS Scholars.
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