Distinguished Chairs

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Award 9425-CA (4 grants)

Distinguished Research Chairs at Carleton University

Fulbright Canada and Carleton University have established dedicated research chairs in support of educational programming, teaching and research. This opportunity will allow extraordinary American scholars and top-tier applied researchers to spend one academic year as a visiting research scholar working in a targeted area of academic inquiry. Four chairs are appointed annually.

US$50,000 for academic year
Grants begin in September 2019
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

Fulbright Canada Distinguished Chair in Arts and Social Sciences in Canada and North America

How will people cope with the continuous and relentless pace of technology in the 21st century? Issues such as how will we interact with robots; how best to use virtual and augmented reality to support education and training; or what are the ethics of decision making in relation to technology, are examples of the difficult questions to be faced. Researchers from disciplines as diverse as cognitive science, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, geography, and English are involved in projects which link human thought, behaviour, and emotion to technology. Moreover, this topic involves researchers in other Faculties and departments at Carleton and draws expertise from a wide community in Ottawa including federal government research labs and major technology companies. In the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, scholars study specific topics in the human-technology interface using virtual reality, flight simulators, digital humanities, cybercartography, electrophysiology, and eye-tracking. This Chair provides the opportunity for scholars from the United States to bring their expertise and perspective in the people-technology connection and benefit from the facilities, researchers, and graduate students who are working on this exciting and critical topic.

Specializations: Interface between humans and technology; disciplines such as cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, geography, digital humanities.

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.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Institute of Cognitive Science

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Fulbright Canada Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship

The Sprott School of Business is dedicated to providing innovative programs, conducting leading interdisciplinary research and developing meaningful collaborative partnerships. Sprott brings together faculty with research interests aligning with our core strengths in innovation, responsible management and international focus. Its location in Canada’s capital makes it an ideal research location to engage with government and non-government organizations in the capital region. The Fulbright Visiting Research Chair will have opportunities to deliver public lectures, give seminar presentations, guest-lecture in an appropriate class, participate in conferences and related research, and otherwise contribute to the intellectual life of the university. The Chair will be an established or emerging scholar broadly-situated in the field of entrepreneurship with expertise in its various forms including but not limited to entrepreneurial strategies, start-ups, marketing, private-public partnerships, technology, economic and social entrepreneurship, and enhancing institutional frameworks for the facilitation of entrepreneurship.

Specializations: Entrepreneurial strategies, start-ups, marketing, private-public partnerships, technology, economic and social entrepreneurship, enhancing institutional frameworks.

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.
Sprott School of Business

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Fulbright Canada Distinguished Chair in Environmental Science

The Faculty of Science at Carleton University has strong research capacity in the realm of environmental science spanning aspects of biology, earth science, chemistry, geography and health. Moreover, there are many researchers working across campus (in other Faculties) as well as in allied agencies located in Ottawa (e.g., National Wildlife Research Center of the Canadian Wildlife Service, Headquarters for all federal natural resource management agencies, many NGOs). The Chair in Environmental Science will collaborate broadly with the Carleton University community and connect with external partners in the National Capital Region and beyond. Given the breadth of research interests and expertise at Carleton there is much flexibility in the specific research domain of the Chair. We anticipate the opportunity to develop joint projects and papers with the Chair while collectively working to generate the evidence base needed to address complex environmental challenges.
The primary appointment of the Chair will be to the Institute of Environmental Science but there will be ample opportunity to collaborate with our sister units (Biology, Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Health Science) and access their research infrastructure.

Specializations: Conservation science; Environmental decisions; Evidence-based environmental management; Water; Environmental contamination; Ecology; Biodiversity; Stewardship; Environmental health; Restoration; Resource development; Sustainability.

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.
Faculty of Science

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Fulbright Canada Distinguished Chair in Public Affairs in North America: Society, Policy, Media

The Visiting Chair will be an internationally recognized scholar with expertise in the areas of information policy, law and ethics, whose research focuses on the design and regulation of algorithms and data. Building on their established record of and commitment to policy-oriented and community focused scholarship, the Chair will be expected to conduct innovative new research, lead graduate seminars and workshops, host public events and generate new opportunities for research collaboration, policy interventions, and knowledge exchange/dissemination among FPA units and with stakeholders at other universities and in the public, private and civil society sectors.
The Chair will be hosted in the Communication and Media Studies (COMS) Program within the School of Journalism and Communication. The Program is highly research-intensive, offering degrees at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. Faculty members are recognized internationally as leaders in their areas of scholarship and practice, and for their contributions to policy research and community engagement. The Chair is expected to support the Program and expand its contributions to joint initiatives within FPA and across Carleton, including Law and Legal Studies, the Institute of Political Economy and Institute of Data Science, and to the public policy arena generally.

Specializations: Political Economy; Privacy; Ethics; Surveillance; Algorithms; Intellectual Property; Net Neutrality; Artificial Intelligence; Big Data; Health Policy; Smart Cities; Competition Policy.

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.
School of Journalism and Communication
Faculty of Public Affairs

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