Research Chairs in Environmental Studies

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Award 9416-CA (4 grants)

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Sustainability Solutions, Lakehead University

US$25,000 for 4 months
September 2019 or January 2020
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

Solutions to sustainability issues are needed around the world and across many disciplines. This Chair illustrates Lakehead’s determination to more fully understand and respond to our world’s social and ecological challenges.
Lakehead University is a comprehensive university with a reputation for a multidisciplinary teaching approach that emphasizes collaborative learning and independent critical thinking. More than 8,700 students and 1,850 faculty and staff learn and work at campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario. The University is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. Lakehead is the proud host to 11 Canada Research Chairs and revolutionary facilities such as our world-renowned Paleo-DNA Laboratory and our Biorefining Research Institute. Lakehead University promotes innovative research that supports local and regional socio-economic needs. In 2018, Lakehead University will open its newest research facility, CASES (Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering and Sciences). This center will have space for 80 graduate students, the centralized Instrumentation lab and Ingenuity, which will be a co-working space for student business incubation and entrepreneurship and mentoring.

Specializations: Sustainability sciences, biological sciences, environmental sciences, sociology.

Applicants are encouraged to identify their primary and alternate choices on the application. Formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.

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Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Water and the Environment, University of Lethbridge

US$25,000 for 4 months
September 2019 or January 2020
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

Water is at the nexus of Alberta’s social, environmental and economic prosperity. Population growth in Alberta, in Canada and globally, coupled with water needs for economic purposes including energy, agriculture and food, as well as the water requirements for a sustainable environment are key areas of research focus at the University of Lethbridge. The university’s multi and trans-disciplinary approach to water research explores ways to conserve water, diversify water sources, protect water quality and mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change. By collaborating with stakeholders in the broad water community, research findings are translated to inform public policy, improve water management practices and to develop climate adaptation solutions that improve sustainability outcomes.

Specializations: Water quality and safety, water resource and environmental modelling, water resources management practices, development and implementation, consumption patterns, riparian ecosystem management, water economics, water and society, water-related health issues and the relation of water resources and climate change.

Applicants are encouraged to identify their primary and alternate choices on the application. Formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.

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Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Environmental Policy, University of Ottawa

US$25,000 for 4 months
September 2019 or January 2020
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

Building an environmentally sustainable society involves important policy, legal and economic questions. The chairholder will research some aspect of this issue. The University of Ottawa is an ideal place for such research, located in the heart of Canada’s capital, with strong links to government policy-makers, and research strength in environmental policy, law, economics, and related fields (e.g. innovation, energy, and resources).
The chairholder will be part of the inter-disciplinary team at the Institute of the Environment, which is home to Smart Prosperity, Canada’s main environment-economy think tank and research network. S/he also will have an opportunity to teach in the Institute’s interdisciplinary graduate program.

Specializations: Environmental / natural resource policy, law and/or economics; Environmental Sustainability; Clean Innovation.

Applicants are encouraged to identify their primary and alternate choices on the application. Formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.

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Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Water, Environment, and Clean Energy at the University of Regina

US$25,000 for 4 months
September 2019 or January 2020
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

For the past 20 years, University of Regina (UR) has been global leader in research related to Water, the Environment and Clean Energy. Creating world-wide sustainable energy solutions is a priority focus of UR Engineering, while researchers in the natural sciences investigate unique and interactive effects of climate and humans on water quality, freshwater ecosystems, and sustainable management solutions. Chairholder’s interests should contribute to our ongoing pursuits though research activities related, but not limited to, carbon-capture, utilization and storage, energy policy, water quality, climate change, ecosystem processes, management, and public engagement. The chair-holder will have diverse opportunities to collaborate with an exceptional community of highly qualified personnel and to work within the university’s relevant research centres and institutes, which include: the Institute of Microbial Systems and Society, Clean Energy Technology Research Institute, the Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities, the Institute for Environmental Change and Society, and the Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy, among others. The University of Regina also has partnerships with most regional and national environmental research agencies (Saskatchewan Water Security Agency, Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, etc.), as well as SaskPower, which operates the world’s first commercial-scale power plant with carbon-capture technology, and the Petroleum Technology Research Centre, which operates Aquistore, a demonstration site for deep underground storage of CO2. UR is the home of the Qu’Appelle Valley Long-term Ecological Research Program, a 25-year study of water quality and ecosystem processes in the Canadian Prairies.

Specializations: Clean Energy, Water Quality, Carbon Capture and Storage, Climate Change, Energy Policy, Hydrology, Energy Security, Energy Systems Design and Resilience, Biogeochemistry of Freshwaters, Energy Poverty, Energy Sources, Clean Technology, Ecosystem Management, and Environment.

Applicants are encouraged to identify their primary and alternate choices on the application. Formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.

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