Fulbright Science Without Borders Grants Available

The United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) are pleased to announce that 49 grants are available in the 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition for U.S. academics, professionals, and early and mid-career researchers to teach and/or conduct research in Brazil.

Emerging from the Education Partnership for the 21st Century, the governments of the United States and Brazil, through the U.S.-Brazil Fulbright Commission, have expanded teaching and research exchange opportunities for mid-career researchers and senior faculty in the U.S. in the areas of science, technology, and innovation through the new Fulbright–Science Without Borders Core and Distinguished Chair awards.

U.S. scholars will be affiliated with top Brazilian universities and research centers in their areas of specialization, fostering increased cooperation and institutional collaboration between applied researchers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Proficiency in Portuguese or Spanish is not required for Fulbright–Science Without Borders applicants.

A new Postdoctoral Research Award designed for early career candidates from any discipline of study will allow scholars to conduct research in support of their professional development while advancing the scholarly mission of the hosting institution.

Other opportunities for U.S. academics and professionals include a Social Sciences and Humanities award, as well as four Distinguished Chair awards in the following fields: American Studies, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Oil and Gas Sciences and Engineering, and Visual Arts.

CIES will host a webinar on Fulbright Opportunities for U.S. Scholars to Brazil on Thursday, May 17, 2012. To learn more about these opportunities and how to apply to the 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition, please contact Katrin DeWindt at kdewindt@iie.org or visit the Fulbright Scholar Program website.

The deadline to apply for the 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition is August, 1, 2012.