We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program. This third iteration of Fulbright NEXUS is possible through a special partnership between the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Commission for Educational Exchange between the U.S. and Brazil, and the Brazilian Ministry of Education, Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Studies (CAPES).
The Fulbright NEXUS Program will provide a platform for 20 program participants from countries in the Western Hemisphere to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research. The emphasis will be placed on climate change adaptation strategies and public policy-focused research ventures that examine strategies to cope with climate variability. Dr. Daniel M. Kammen from the University of California, Berkley and Dr. Sergio Paccafrom the University of São Paulo will serve as the NEXUS Lead Scholars and provide intellectual leadership to the 2014 NEXUS cohort.
Participants should be early or mid-career academics, applied researchers and/or professionals with research experience in the public, non-profit, or private sector. Participants should have particular expertise and research experience in one of the five identified research areas:
Renewable Energy, including Micro-Grid Innovations
Social and Behavioral Adaptation to Climate Change
Measuring Climate Change and its Impact (Metrics and Standards)
Climate Change and Biodiversity
Climate Change and Food and Water Security
U.S. applicants must demonstrate proficiency in either Portuguese or Spanish. Non-U.S. applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English.
Join us for a Webinar on January 30th
Webinar Title: 2014 Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Join CIES program staff and NEXUS Lead Scholars to learn more about the program and how to submit your credentials. Space is limited, so reserve your Webinar seat now. The Webinars are archived in order for you to review past sessions that you may have missed.
Application Deadline for U.S. Scholars: April 1, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.cies.org/NEXUS/ or email FulbrightNEXUS@iie.org.