About the Program
The Fulbright NEXUS Program, which includes an award valued at US$30,000, brings together a network of promising young scholars, professionals, and mid-career applied researchers from countries in the Western Hemisphere for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright residential exchange experience. Through international exchanges, seminars, and collaborative research, 20 Fulbright participants (5 from the United States, 15 from Canada and other countries of the Western Hemisphere) will engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, and problem-solving with a focus on improving the quality of life for communities in the region. Fulbright NEXUS Scholars will conduct individual and team-based research projects designed to generate knowledge-based, policy-oriented solutions with immediate and practical implementation potential at the local, national, or regional levels.
The NEXUS program is organized around the following themes:
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.
We are very pleased to announce that Canada will be hosting the Fulbright NEXUS Program for 2012-13!
Program for Banff Meeting of 2012-13 Fulbright NEXUS Scholars
Dr. Sandy Ng