Fulbright NEXUS Regional Scholar Program
March 9, 2012  //  By:   //  Blog Post, Featured  //  No Comment

The upcoming Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program will bring together a network of junior scholars, professionals, and mid-career applied researchers from the United States and other Western Hemisphere nations for a series of three seminor meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.

The Fulbright Program has long pioneered exchange programs that promote cooperation among governments, the private sector, and civil society. The purpose of the program is to increase academic connections and understandings across borders in order to address critical global issues. As the world becomes increasingly globalized, the United States (home of the Fulbright Scholarship) faces opportunities and challenges that demand innovation, entrepreneurship, and knowledge that transcends national boundaries. It is with these goals in mind that the U.S. pursues this prestigious scholarship program.

The NEXUS themes are science, technology, and innovation; entrepreneurship; and sustainable energy. Scholar applicants should have particular expertise in these themes and submit proposals that reflect critical issues such as climate change, food production and security, emergency preparedness, public health, green energy, poverty eradication, and expanded access to education.

Successful applicants will be rising scholars or practitioners in academia, the private, or the public sector. They will demonstrate outstanding qualifications and a record of experience and accomplishment in an area clearly related to one of the designated research themes.

The 2012-2013 competition is now open and the deadline for the applications is June 15th, 2012. For more details on the program and application process click here.

About the Author :

Caroline Anne Amollo is a Masters of Arts Degree candidate in the Conflict Resolution Program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She grew up in Kenya and received her B.Ed. (Arts) from Kenyatta University, Nairobi. She has worked extensively with pastoralist groups in Kenya especially the Maasai people in fostering adaptation projects aimed at alleviating abject poverty among communities. Her research interests focus on Climate Change as an instigator of Conflict, with the goal of earning a PhD in Water Management.

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