Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program For American Scholars

Fulbright NEXUS Research Awards (US$35,000)

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Fulbright NEXUS Program offers a collaborative model for regional scholarly exchange that moves beyond theory. Program participants will spend up to two years engaged in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research convened around a theme of transnational relevance. “Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies” will remain NEXUS’ thematic focus as scholars work in research teams in the following 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

Projects focusing on climate change adaptation strategies, and/or public policy focused research ventures that examine strategies to cope with climate variability, including extreme events, are particularly welcome. Projects should also come from a wide range of disciplines, and could include, for example, those in the fields of public health and engineering and design, addressing issues such as changes in air quality, the predominance of water- and food-borne diseases and/or weather-related injury or death, and disaster and emergency preparedness.

Up to 20 individuals will be chosen for this program. Five scholars will be selected from the United States, five from Brazil, and the remaining 10 will originate from Western Hemisphere countries other than the U.S. and Brazil (Latin America, Canada, or the Caribbean).

Lead Scholars Dr. Daniel M Kammen and Dr. Sergio Pacca will provide intellectual leadership to the 2014 NEXUS Scholars.  

Program activities will commence in June 2014 and conclude in May 2016. All grantees are expected to attend three seminar group meetings, complete a research visit for two to three months, and maintain ongoing virtual communication with fellow grantees and lead scholars.

American applicants may conduct their research visit in Canada. The research visit must be completed prior to March 2016.

The three seminars are scheduled for:

  • August 2014 – First Group Meeting and Orientation
  • June 2015 – Mid-year Group Meeting
    Quito, Ecuador
  • May 2016 - Final Group Meeting
    Washington, DC

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