Fulbright NEXUS Program for the Western Hemisphere
The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program is a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the United States and other Western Hemisphere nations participating in a year-long program that includes multi-disciplinary, team-based research, a series of three seminar meetings, and a Fulbright exchange experience.
Up to twenty outstanding scholars and practitioners from the U.S. and abroad will be selected as Fulbright NEXUS Scholars to participate in the program through an open competition. One-third of grantees will be selected from the United States, and two thirds will originate from Western Hemisphere countries other than the United States. Program activities will commence in November 2012 and conclude in September 2013. The competition for 2012 - 2013 is closed.
The Fulbright NEXUS Program provides a platform for scholars from across the region to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research in one of three inter-related topics:Science, Technology and Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Energy.
Successful candidates will include rising scholars or practitioners active in the academic, public or private sectors that demonstrate outstanding qualifications and a record of experience and accomplishment in an area clearly related to one of the designated research themes. Applicants must be conducting current research relevant to the program's themes and objectives, be open to exploring and incorporating comparative, interdisciplinary approaches in their investigations, and interested in developing collaborative activities with other Fulbright NEXUS Scholars.
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As a part of the selection process, NEXUS candidates need to demonstrate how their research project would involve governments, NGOs, businesses, and local communities. Ultimately, Fulbright NEXUS Scholars will develop and pilot effective cross-sector implementation activities related to their research at the local, national, and regional levels.
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