Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American Studies

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Award 9477-MC (up to 2 grants)

Held at any university, government agency, or research institution in Canada
US$12,500 per semester in Canada plus US$2,300 per month in Mexico
Up to $750 reimbursement for material donated during their stay in Mexico.
at the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS), or at Fulbright Canada

The Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American Studies offers an unparalleled opportunity to conduct research in both Canada and Mexico. The aim of the award is to enhance collaboration between leading North American scholars working on projects of importance to Canada, Mexico, and the United States. This award can be taken up at any university, government agency or research institution in Canada and Mexico.
Projects across a broad range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary focuses are welcome. However, it should be shown that the research focus promotes collaboration and adds value to the current body of research, inherent in our trilateral relationship, shaped by our shared borders, current events, and common interests.
Projects may include a variety of activities throughout the course of the grant period:
engaging in collaborative research
consulting on curriculum and capacity-building
engaging in program and faculty development
conducting seminars and workshops for various academic and professional audiences
In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary research or teaching activities‎.

Specialization: The award is open to any discipline of study with the exception of medical training. Of special interest are research topics surrounding North American regionalization; governance, trade and public policy; indigenous issues; energy, health and environmental issues; and migration and identity.

Grant Length: Grants are from 4 months to an academic year, and time should be distributed equally between Canada and Mexico. Longer term grants are preferred.
August or September 2019 or January 2020 for one-semester grants
August or September 2019 for academic year grants 

Language Proficiency: Intermediate proficiency in Spanish is required for Mexico. The level of Spanish language proficiency must be commensurate with the requirements of the project. Applicants should submit the Language Proficiency Report: Self Evaluation and Language Proficiency Report: External Evaluation. Native speakers need only to complete the Language Proficiency Report: Self Evaluation. If proposing affiliation at a Francophone host institution in Canada, French language ability commensurate with the requirements of the project and the host institution is required.

Affiliation: The scholar will spend time in both Canada and Mexico. A letter of affiliation from a host institution in each country is required by grant start date. Applicants may also be referred for consideration for Visiting Research Chair awards as appropriate.

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