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Fulbright Opportunities in Environmental


April 14, 2015

Cate McCraw and Anna Valiante

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program


Today’s Webinar: What to Expect

Question and answer period

Brief overview of the application process

Overview of opportunities available in Environmental Science

Introduction to the Fulbright Scholar Program


International education exchange is the most

significant current project designed to

continue the process of humanizing mankind

to the point, we would hope, that nations can

learn to live in peace.”

Established 1946

Sends U.S. academics and

professionals overseas and brings

scholars and professionals from

abroad to the U.S.

Sponsored by U.S. Department of

State’s Bureau of Educational and

Cultural Affairs

Administered by the Institute of

International Education’s Council for

International Exchange of Scholars



Fulbright Scholar Programs

Core Program

• Supports teaching and/or research activity for 2 to 12 months; Flex option • Open to all disciplines

• Apply to specific award with proposed project

• Most hosts are tertiary academic institutions

• Application deadline: August 3, 2015

Specialist Program

• Teaching and consulting projects for 2 to 6 weeks

• 24 disciplines

• Apply to join Specialist roster • Rolling deadline

• Institutions overseas develop projects, request Specialists from roster.

• Host can be higher education



U.S. citizenship

A Ph.D. or professional/terminal degree, as required by


Professionals and artists outside academia - recognized

professional standing and substantial accomplishments

Teaching experience, as required by award

As a general matter, preference for Fulbright Scholar

opportunities is given to candidates who have not previously

received a Fulbright Scholar grant


Fulbright and Environmental Science

Fulbright Scholars in Environmental Science seek to understand

the complex relationships between human communities and the

natural world. Applicants approach environmental issues

through various fields of study including: biology, economics,

engineering, history, politics, public health, and sociology.

400+ opportunities to teach and/or conduct research

Awards open to academics and professionals (including

early-career applicants)


Past Projects in Environmental Science

Forest Soils: The Foundation for Sustainable

Forest Management and Carbon Sequestration in Chile

A Supply Chain Analysis of United States and Norwegian Bioenergy Policies: Comparison of Policy Drivers, Structures, and Trajectory of Production

Groundwater Management in Irrigated Highlands

of Jordan

Air Quality Over South Africa: Ozone Trends and

the NO2 'Hot Spot‘

Strengthening Institutional Capacity for the

Monitoring of Indonesian Coral Reefs

View U.S. Scholar alumni profiles in our

Fulbright Scholar Directory



Catalog of Awards

Basic Search


Highlights for 2016-2017: Iceland

Award # 6244: Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research


Number of Grants Approximately three to four grants

Dates Three to twelve months

Location Affiliation with any university, research organization or other appropriate partner in Iceland.


Requirements PhD (or other terminal degree) required. Language

Requirements All work will be done in English.

Disciplines Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but

applications in the following disciplines are preferred: Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Geology,


Highlights for 2016-2017: Iceland

Award # 6244: Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research


Specializations The grant is open to scholars in all social and natural science fields as they relate to the Arctic and the people living there. These include but not limited to work in the fields of political science, anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, governance, gender studies, health (excluding clinical medicine), history of science, economics, ecology, glaciology, geology, sustainability science, and other applicable fields.


Highlights for 2016-2017: Maldives

Award # 6439: All Disciplines

Number of Grants Approximately two grants

Dates Five to ten months; Flex grants four to six months

Location Maldivian National University or other affiliation to be arranged with an appropriate government ministry or parastatal authority


Requirements PhD (or other terminal degree) not required. Language

Requirements All teaching will be in English; additional language proficiency is not required.

Disciplines Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but

applications in the following disciplines are preferred: Business Administration, Economics, Education, Environmental Sciences, Journalism, Law, Medical Sciences, Political Science, Religious Studies.


Highlights for 2016-2017: Maldives

Award # 6439: All Disciplines

Specializations Applications in the following specializations are preferred: Teaching: education, environmental studies, journalism, law management and tourism, medicine, political science and civil society, macroeconomics

Research: education, tourism, Islamic studies, macroeconomics, medicine, and coastal or marine sciences


Highlights for 2016-2017: Algeria

Award # 6391: All Disciplines

Number of Grants Approximately three to four grants

Dates Ten months

Location • University of Science and Technology Houari Boumedienne of Algiers, Algiers

• University Es-Senia Oran, Oran

• The Ecole Normale Superieure (teacher training college), Algiers • The National School of Information Technology (in French: ESI),


• The National School of Management, Algiers • University Abou Bekr Belkaid, Tlemcen



Highlights for 2016-2017: Algeria

Award # 6391: All Disciplines


Requirements Teaching of American literature, American history and other related courses will be in English; science and technology courses can be taught in English. Proficiency in another language not required. Arabic or French proficiency is desired for teaching other subjects, but English-only speakers may be accommodated.

*A one- or two-page summary of the project in Arabic or French is required as part of the application; exceptions to this are for

American studies proposals.

Disciplines Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but

applications in the following disciplines are preferred: Agriculture, American History, American Literature, American Studies,

Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering,

Environmental Sciences, Geography, Geology, Information Sciences, Journalism, Linguistics, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Public Administration, Public/Global Health, TEFL, Urban Planning.


Highlights for 2016-2017: Colombia

Award # 6482 Fulbright-Colciencias Innovation and Technology


Colciencias is the Department of Science, Technology, and Innovation within the

Government of Colombia and is responsible for advancing public policies that

promote the development and transmission of knowledge in these areas.

Number of Grants Up to five T, T/R, R grants

Dates Up to four months; Flex option

Location Any accredited institution in Colombia. Degree

Requirements PhD (or other terminal degree) required. Language

Requirements Fluent Spanish is preferred for all positions; applicants must submit a language proficiency report. However, English is accepted for some institutions; this exception must be mentioned in the letter of invitation.

Disciplines Energy, water resources, biotechnology, nanotechnology, infrastructure, health, transportation and urban development, agriculture, agroecology, information technology, aerospace and security technologies.


Highlights for 2016-2017: Burkina Faso

Award # 6017 Engineering and Environmental Sciences

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in water and sanitation engineering,

energy, civil engineering or environmental science.

Number of Grants Up to one T/R grant

Dates 10 months

Location International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering, Ouagadougou


Requirements PhD (or other terminal degree) required.

Disciplines Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered:

Engineering, Environmental Sciences. Water and sanitation engineering, energy, civil engineering or environmental science


Highlights for 2016-2017: China

Award #6078: China Studies Postdoctoral Scholar Award

Number of Grants Up to two

Dates Three to 10 months

Location Researchers are required to be affiliated with a local institution of higher education in Mainland China during their grant term. The local host

institution should have the capacity and official permission to host foreign students and scholars.


Requirements PhD (or other terminal degree) required. Language

Requirements Mandarin language fluency sufficient to complete the research project is required; applicants must submit a language proficiency report.

Disciplines Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Area Studies, Art, Art History, Dance, Economics,

Environmental Sciences, Geography, History (non-U.S.), Language and Literature (non-US), Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, Public/Global Health, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theater.


Online Resources


• Online application

• Step-by-step instructions available

Eligibility Criteria

Application Guidelines

• Outline of each application component, including project statement, resume/CV,

letters of reference, and letters of invitation

• Sample project statements

Review Criteria

Notification Timeline

Fulbright Scholar List


Application Components

Application Form

Project Statement

Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Course Outlines or Syllabi

(for teaching awards


Select Bibliography

(for research awards)


Supplemental Materials

(depending on discipline, award


Language Proficiency Report

Letter of Invitation

Additional materials for applicants in the Arts, Architecture, Writing and


Special Guest

Dr. Kevina Vulinec

Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Delaware State University

Grant: Core, Brazil

Academic Year: 2010-2011

Grant Activity: Teaching/Research

Host Institution: National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA)



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