Fulbright Nexus Scholarship for Brazil & US Researchers 2015-2016

The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Scholarship Program will bring together twenty outstanding scholars and practitioners from the U.S. and other countries for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience. Research projects are implemented in the United States, Brazil, or elsewhere in the region.

Fulbright NEXUS Program is available for junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research. Fulbright NEXUS Scholars will receive funding in the amount of USD $35,000 for the duration of the program. (More research fellowships, see Doctoral Research Scholarships Program in Canada.)

Study in: Netherland
Host Institution: US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and the Brazilian Ministry of Education, Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Studies (CAPES).
Course Level: Postgraduate Scholars
Course Starts: June 2015

fulbright nexus scholarship for US - Latin America researchers

Fulbright Nexus Regional Scholar(ship) Program 2015/2016

CLOSING DATE: 1 April 2015 (annually)
Open Date: December 2014 (prediction)

Field of Study(s):

The Fulbright NEXUS Scholarship Program provides a platform for many scholars from across the region to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research in one of five areas:

  • Renewable Energy, including Micro-Grid Innovations;
  • Measuring Climate Change and its Impact (Metrics and Standards);
  • Social and Behavioral Adaptation to Climate Change;
  • Climate Change and Biodiversity; and
  • Climate Change and Food and Water Security.

Target Group:

Fulbright NEXUS Regional Scholar Program targeted to citizens of Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean or the United States.

Number of Awards:

Five of the scholars will be selected from Brazil, five from the United States, and the remaining ten will come from other Western Hemisphere countries. Program activities will commence in June 2015 and conclude in May 2017.


Fulbright Nexus Scholarship Program looking for applicants who meet these criterias:

  • citizen of Latin America, Canada, the Caribbean or the United States
    • U.S. applicants must have US citizenship and be residing permanently in the United States
    • U.S. applicants who are currently on the Fulbright Specialist Roster may not accept any Specialist assignments during the Fulbright NEXUS Scholar Program year.
    • Non-US applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of and residing in the country from which they are applying at the time of application. Non-US applicants holding permanent residency “green cards”, are not eligible.
    • Applicants should contact their local Fulbright office directly to determine their eligibility because spesific residency requirements vary from country to country.
  • rising scholars or practitioners active in the academic, public or private sectors
  • demonstrate outstanding qualifications and a record of experience and accomplishment in an area clearly related to one of the designated research themes.
  • conducting current research relevant to the program’s themes and objectives,
  • open to exploring and incorporating comparative, interdisciplinary approaches in their investigations and interested in developing collaborative activities with other Fulbright NEXUS Scholars.
  • candidates should be early or mid-career academics, applied researchers and/or professionals with research experience in the public, non-profit, or private sector.
  • A PhD or equivalent professional/terminal degree is preferred, but is not required. Candidates with a master’s degree are required to have a minimum of five years of research experience.
  • have particular expertise and research experience in one of the five identified research areas.
  • Non-US Scholars must demonstrate proficiency in English; US Scholars must demonstrate proficiency in either Portuguese or Spanish.

What does it cover:

Fulbright NEXUS grantees will receive funding in the amount of USD$35,000 for the duration of the program. This allowance is intended to:

  • support travel to all program meetings, travel and maintenance for the exchange visit,
  • accommodations and meals for program seminar meetings will be covered separately
  • research materials and assistance for grantees only
  • grants will also include limited accident and sickness benefits.

How to apply:

US applications should be submitted through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). Non-US applications should be submitted through a participating Fulbright Commission or Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in their home country.

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