Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Water and the Environment
Water is at the nexus of Alberta’s social, environmental and economic prosperity. Population growth in Alberta, in Canada and globally, coupled with water needs for economic purposes including energy, agriculture and food, as well as the water requirements for a sustainable environment are key areas of research focus at the University of Lethbridge. The university’s multi and trans-disciplinary approach to water research explores ways to conserve water, diversify water sources, protect water quality and mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change. By collaborating with stakeholders in the broad water community, research findings are translated to inform public policy, improve water management practices and to develop climate adaptation solutions that improve sustainability outcomes.
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.
The competition, for awards to be taken up in the 2019-2020 academic year, is now open and accepting applications until August 1, 2018. To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, please consult Fulbright Canada: http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/american-scholars/primary-awards/environment-sustainability.html
Specializations: Water quality and safety, water resource and environmental modelling, water resources management practices, development and implementation, consumption patterns, riparian ecosystem management, water economics, water and society, water-related health issues and the relation of water resources and climate change.
Applicants are encouraged to identify their primary and alternate choices on the application. Formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.
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