Competition open: U of L Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs

Each year a U.S. scholar joins the University of Lethbridge as a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair for a semester. The Chair receives a stipend and is expected to be in residence at the University of Lethbridge throughout the term of the award. This is a unique opportunity for promising and prominent American scholars as well as experienced professionals to conduct research, to develop new professional networks, to guest lecture, and to engage with faculty and students.

The U of L has two Visiting Chair opportunities:

Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Water and the Environment

The University of Lethbridge hosts a visiting Fulbright Chair in Environment and Sustainability for stays of one semester.  The Chair receives a stipend of US$25,000, and is expected to be in residence at the University of Lethbridge conducting research throughout the term of the award.  The Chair will be a member of the Water Institute for Sustainable Environments (WISE) during his or her stay, and is encouraged to take an active part in the Group's intellectual life. The Chair may be asked to deliver 1-2 public lectures on the topic of his or her research, to guest-lecture to an appropriate class, or to take part in appropriate workshop or seminar sessions. 

Fulbright Canada-Norlien Foundation Distinguished Visiting Research Chair in Brain Science, and Child and Family Health and Wellness.

Fulbright Canada and the Palix Foundation have partnered to create and support a program of distinguished research chairs that focus on brain science and child and family wellness. Together with Alberta’s three research-intensive universities, this opportunity will allow extraordinary American scholars and top-tier applied researchers to spend one semester as a visiting research scholar working in a targeted area of academic inquiry.  We are particularly interested in scholars who work across disciplines and sectors, and whose work focuses on making an impact on health and wellness outcomes. Regardless of discipline, the models that scholars are employing should be based on current brain science about the effects of toxic stress on child, family and lifecourse health and wellness outcomes and, in particular, those related to mental health and addiction. The Chair receives a stipend of US$35,000.

The Fulbright program is accepting applications until August 1, 2017 for the 2017/18 academic year. If you currently collaborate with a U.S. scholar, or wish to develop a collaborative relationship, please encourage him/her to apply.  More information for US scholars can be found on Fulbright Canada's website.


Contact:

Penny Pickles | pickpj@uleth.ca | (403) 380-1801