Research Chairs in Social Sciences

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Award 8422-CA (13 grants)

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in International Development Studies at McGill University

US$25,000 for 4 months
September 2018 or January 2019
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

The Chair is intended to contribute to the reinvigoration of research relating to international development at McGill. The proposed Chair’s research is open to all regions but the research area should line up with the theme: “Governance in a Developing World”. Within that perspective, the proposed Chair should work within one of the following research clusters: poverty and inequality, governance and society, environment and sustainability. Beyond his/her research, the Fulbright Chair may teach a capstone seminar for the International Development Studies undergraduate program, make a public presentation in our speaker’s series, and engage with our community of researchers and scholars.

Specializations: International development studies, Governance, Sustainable Development, Formal and Informal Institutions, International Development.

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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www.mcgill.ca/isid

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Food Security at the University of Guelph

US$25,000 for 4 months
September 2018 or January 2019
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

Food security exists when all people have access to sufficient, affordable, safe and healthy food to meet their dietary needs every day and food preferences for an active and health life. This Chair’s objective is to generate effective and innovative scientific contributions in research, teaching, and policy advice to reduce hunger and achieve food security in both the developed and developing world. Thematically, research activities will deal with issues of sustainable food availability, food access, food use and global food system efficiencies.
The University of Guelph is renowned in Canada and around the world as a research-intensive and learner-centered institution, committed to open learning, internationalism and collaboration. In addition to a number of departments in the colleges that have the environment as a focus of research and teaching strengths, the University of Guelph’s Food Institute is home to faculty with expertise in food research. The Food Institute offers access to food knowledge to drive understanding of innovation towards and action on the world’s food issues.

Specializations: Food Sustainability, availability, global food safety systems, food sovereignty, hunger alleviation, health and food research, food authenticity and provenance, food environment, agricultural systems, hospitality management, consumer trends and preferences, supply chains, food cultures and policies.


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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www.uoguelph.ca/oac

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Food Safety at the University of Alberta

US$25,000 for 4 months
September 2018 or January 2019
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

The Faculty of Agriculture, Life & Environmental Sciences (ALES) encompasses the physical, biological, and social sciences and consists of the Devonian Botanical Garden and four departments: Renewable Resources, Rural Economy, Agriculture, Food, and Nutritional Science, and Human Ecology. The ALES focuses its research on three major resources: physical including land, water and energy; biological including food, forests and animals; and human including individuals, families and communities. Specifically, ALES supports four major research themes that encompass Alberta’s robust physical, biological and human resources: global food systems, healthy human environments, growing the bio-products industry and sustainable land, forest and water management. Linkages between departments allow for and stimulate each theme to span the physical, biological and human aspects of the research.

Specializations: The global food system and healthy human environments

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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www.ualberta.ca

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Native Peoples and Communities at the University of Alberta

US$25,000 for 4 months
September 2018 or January 2019
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

Opened in 1908, the University of Alberta is among a handful of Canada’s largest research intensive universities. The Faculty of Native Studies provides a common ground for contemporary relations that concern native peoples and communities. Faculty members’ research expertise covers Metis resources and law, Inuit and environmental change, Dene and diamonds, urban Aboriginal residents, treaties and land rights, and Aboriginal history, among other topics.

Specializations: Metis resources and law, Inuit and environmental change, Dene and diamonds and urban aboriginal residents.

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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www.ualberta.ca

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Society and Culture at the University of Alberta

US$25,000 for 4 months
September 2018 or January 2019
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

With more than 300 faculty members and more than 800 graduate students working in fifteen departments, an Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, and sixteen research institutes, the Faculty of Arts boasts a diverse range of multidisciplinary research expertise, and supports numerous outstanding and internationally recognized individual and collaborative research projects. Located in Alberta’s capital city, and housed in one of Canada’s top tier research universities, the Faculty of Arts offers prime opportunities for research development and networking. Departments in Social Sciences are recognized around the world for cutting edge research, activities supported by robust visiting scholars programs, a world-class library, leading digital initiatives, and an engaged community of scholars, students, and non-academic publics.

Specializations: Anthropology; Economics; Linguistics; Political Science; Psychology; Religious Studies; Science, Technology and Society; Sociology; Women’s and Gender Studies.

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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www.ualberta.ca/arts

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Society and Culture at Dalhousie University

US$25,000 for 4 months
September 2018 or January 2019
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

The Chair holder will deliver two formal lectures – one to FASS faculty members and students, the other to the larger university community. Founded in 1818 in the heart of Halifax, N.S., Dalhousie University is strongly committed to a broad scope of excellent educational programs and internationally-recognized research programs in cultural and international studies and other fields. The Chair holder will be a Fellow of the Dalhousie Institute on Society and Culture, the home for all research activities and programs currently pursued within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS).

Specializations: Social sciences, humanities, arts, and cultural studies; national, global, and interdisciplinary studies.

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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www.dal.ca/fass

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Social and Environmental Implications of Smart Cities at the University of Calgary

US$25,000 for 4 months
September 2018 or January 2019
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

The Urban Studies Program seeks a scholar who will join a collaborative, comparative, interdisciplinary research project on the “Social and Environmental Implications of Smart Cities.” Urban Studies is an interdisciplinary program, administratively housed in the Department of Geography in the Faculty of Arts. The disciplinary specialization of the scholar is open, but should entail expertise in the social sciences or humanities relevant to understanding the development and governance of socio-technical systems. The Chair will have the opportunity to work with members of the Smart Cities Research Group as well as the Urban Studies Research Group, including faculty members from the Departments of Anthropology-Archaeology, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology as well as the Faculties of Business, Environmental Design, Medicine, and Social Work. We seek a colleague who can contribute to the academic life of the University of Calgary’s community of urban scholars by teaching a seminar in his or her area of expertise, conduct research in the Social and Environmental Implications of Smart Cities, and support the development of interdisciplinary connections across and beyond the Faculty of Arts.

Specializations: Social and spatial inequality, urban governance, or socio-technical systems.

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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geog.ucalgary.ca

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health at the University of Calgary

US$25,000 for 4 months
September 2018 or January 2019
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

The Werklund School of Education is seeking a scholar who has shown leadership in advancing and synthesizing research and practice in the area of child and youth mental health and wellness. Through involvement with researchers, practitioners, and policy makers, the Fulbright Scholar will help to further integrate research and knowledge translation activities in child and youth mental health and wellness, resiliency, and/or school health and wellness while enhancing the strategic research directions of the School and university. Based in the internationally recognized Werklund School of Education, this scholar will collaborate with interdisciplinary programs across campus focusing on research in child and youth mental health and wellness.

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city, with a clear strategic initiative to lead innovative teaching and ground-breaking research, and to fully engage the communities we both serve and lead.

Specializations: Child and youth mental health and wellness, resiliency, child and youth well-being.

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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www.werklund.ucalgary.ca

  

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in the Environment and the Economy at the University of Ottawa

US$25,000 for 4 months
September 2018 or January 2019
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

Building an environmentally sustainable economy is one of the foremost challenges of our time. The chairholder will be researching some aspect of this issue, from an economic, policy, legal and/or business perspective, and with policy relevance. Located in the heart of Canada’s capital, the University of Ottawa is an ideal place for such research. The chairholder will be part of the inter-disciplinary team at the Institute of the Environment, which is home to Smart Prosperity Institute, Canada’s main environment-economy think tank and research network. S/he also will have an opportunity to teach in the Institute’s inter-disciplinary graduate program.

Specializations: Environment and economy, environment policy, economic policy, environmentally sustainable economy.

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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uottawa.ca/environment

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in the Sustainable Economy at the University of Ottawa


US$25,000 for 4 months
September 2018 or January 2019
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

The global economic landscape is shifting towards one that will reward countries (and companies) that are energy efficient, eco-innovative, pollute less, and sustain their natural capital. This shift towards greener growth is driven by unprecedented and rising environmental stresses – such as climate change, water security, and biodiversity loss – coupled with the accelerating pace of technological change to address those problems. The chairholder will research some aspect of this issue, from an economic, policy, legal and/or business perspective, and with policy relevance. Located in the heart of Canada’s capital, the University of Ottawa is an ideal place for such research. The chairholder will be part of the inter-disciplinary team at the Institute of the Environment, which is home to Smart Prosperity Institute, 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: Environment and economy, environment policy, economic policy, environmentally sustainable economy.

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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uottawa.ca/environment

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies at McMaster University

US$25,000 for 4 months
September 2018 or January 2019
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

The Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and teaching on globalization studies. McMaster University offers scholars exciting and unique opportunities for research, education and collaboration. With a long-standing reputation as Canada’s most innovative university, McMaster has pioneered a number of programs that have changed how professors teach and students learn. The university has earned its reputation as one of the leading post-secondary institutions in Canada and continues in its commitment to be Canada’s most student-centered research university.

Specializations: Globalizing processes and the effects on communities and the environments in which we live.

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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globalization.mcmaster.ca

Fulbright Canada Research Chair at the University of Regina

US$25,000 for 4 months
September 2018 or January 2019
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

Over the last decade the University of Regina has emerged as a research-intensive university, leading in research impact, international collaborations, graduate student training, and industry funding in the following areas of strategic priority: Anxiety, stress & pain; Digital future; Integrated human health: Equity, disease & prevention; Social justice & community safety; and Water, environment & clean energy. Affiliating with one or more of these research clusters, the chair-holder will have the opportunity to fully engage with the University of Regina’s robust research enterprise which spans 10 faculties, two academic units and dozens of academic departments with established reputations for excellence and innovation. With more than 400 scholars actively engaged in cutting-edge research, the chair-holder will develop networks and access important resources across our campus to further academic pursuits. The Visiting Chair will influence leading edge practice, develop partnerships, as well as contribute to knowledge generation, knowledge exchange and knowledge transfer activities. The chair-holder will also have opportunities to deliver lectures to graduate and undergraduate students and the general public, participate in conferences and otherwise support and contribute to the rich research life at the University of Regina.

Specializations: Anxiety, Stress & Pain; Digital Future; Integrated Human Health: Equity, Disease & Prevention; Social Justice & Community Safety; and Water, Environment & Clean Energy.

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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www.uregina.ca

Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies at Vancouver Island University

US$25,000 for 4 months
September 2018 or January 2019
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

Vancouver Island University (VIU) located in Nanaimo, British Columbia has developed a highly regarded Indigenous commitment across its institutional programs and initiatives. VIU is proud to host the Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation and the provincially appointed Shqwi qwal (Speaker) for Indigenous Dialogue, a position currently held by the former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Shawn Atleo. VIU has a very active and successful Elder-in-Residence program, one of the many services and supports provided by their Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement. VIU has recently adopted the following Visionary Goal: As a trusted educational partner in the promotion of sustainable cultural, economic, environmental and social well-being, we inspire our students, faculty and staff, our communities and the people of Vancouver Island and coastal British Columbia through our commitment to excellence in learning, student success, respectful discourse, Indigenous ways of knowing and personal well-being.

Vancouver Island University is looking to further build its Indigenous area of strength and research priority by welcoming a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies. In addition to conducting research on a topic of their choice, the Fulbright Canada Chair will be invited to give a minimum of two open audience lectures, attend a small number of special events, and engage with VIU faculty and community members.

Specializations: Aboriginal education, reconciliation, indigenization, or aboriginal engagement.

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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viu.ca/aboriginal


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