Fulbright Opportunities in Sustainable Development in the Western Hemisphere

We are writing to inform you that the 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S Scholar Program competition is now open and accepting applications for awards in Sustainable Development and Sustainability! Our organization, the Institute of International Education's Council for International Exchange of Scholars, administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Opportunities in sustainable development in the Western Hemisphere include:

Belize: All Disciplines

This opportunity allows scholars to teach or teach and conduct research at the University of Belize (UB). UB's goals are to encourage sustainable development, increase self-sustainability, and prepare Belize to meet global challenges. Among the preferred disciplines are environmental sciences, education, medical sciences, biological sciences and agriculture. 

Bolivia: All Disciplines

Applicants to this award may propose a two to nine month-long teaching and/or research grant at any appropriate institution of higher education. The program's priority areas include economic development, public health, sustainable development, ecology, education and rural development.

Canada: Research Chairs in Environment

Up to five grants are available to conduct research or teach and conduct research in a number of fields related to sustainability, including environmental sciences, clean energy, water management and quality and sociology.

Colombia: Fulbright-National University Distinguished Chair in Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

The primary objective of this Distinguished Chair is to promote, communicate and exchange new academic and research developments in the fields of biodiversity and sustainability. The successful candidate will research or teach and conduct research for four to six months at the National University of Colombia in Bogota.

Honduras: All Disciplines 

This award gives scholars the opportunity to teach and/or research at institutions of higher education, NGOs or research centers. Priority specializations include sustainable local development, sustainability of production processes and sustainable management of forest ecosystems. 

This list is by no means complete, and further opportunities in Sustainable Development can be found in our catalog of awards

Applicants are encouraged to review our Eligibility Criteria and Application Guidelines, which provide helpful tips to reference during the process. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and the deadline for complete applications is August 1, 2017.

With best regards,

Western Hemisphere Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Team
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)

Photo courtesy of U.S. Scholar to Colombia, 2013-14.


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