Fulbright NEXUS Program 2011, Western Hemisphere Nations

Deadline: 15 November 2010
Open to: Junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the United States and other Western Hemisphere nations
Starting date: May 2011

*Western Hemisphere Nations: US, Latin America, Canada, the Caribbean

The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program will bring together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the United States and other Western Hemisphere nations for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience. The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program will offer a collaborative model for regional scholarly exchange that will be multi-national, multi-disciplinary, and multi-sectoral in scope; it will encourage the formation of new networks of scholars, practitioners and applied researchers, thereby fostering concrete collaborative ventures with long-term regional impact.

At its core, the Fulbright NEXUS Program will foster collaborative and multidisciplinary research to address challenging regional issues and produce tangible results.

  • 20 outstanding scholars and practitioners from the U.S. and abroad will be selected as Fulbright NEXUS Scholars to participate in the program through an open competition. Approximately one-third of grantees will be selected from the United States. Approximately two thirds of the grantees will originate from Western Hemisphere countries other than the United States. Program activities will commence in May 2011 and conclude in April 2012.
  • Fulbright NEXUS Program will provide a platform for scholars from across the region to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research in one of three inter-related topics:
    • Science, Technology and Innovation
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Sustainable energy

    For further information regarding the NEXUS program visit this website

You can see the Program Themes here


Successful candidates will include rising scholars or practitioners active in the academic, public or private sectors that demonstrate outstanding qualifications and a record of experience and accomplishment in an area clearly related to one of the designated research themes. Applicants must be conducting current research relevant to the program’s themes and objectives, be open to exploring and incorporating comparative, interdisciplinary approaches in their investigations, and interested in developing collaborative activities with other Fulbright NEXUS Scholars.

  • Applicants must be from Latin America, Canada, the Caribbean or the United States.*
  • Non-U.S. applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of and residing in the country from which they are applying at the time of application. Non-U.S. applicants holding permanent residency “green cards”, whether or not they reside in the U.S., are not eligible. Since specific residency requirements vary from country to country, applicants should contact their local Fulbright office directly to determine their eligibility.
  • U.S. applicants must have U.S. 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.
  • Participants 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.
  • Applicants should have particular expertise and research experience in one of the three identified program themes.
  • Non-U.S. Scholars must demonstrate proficiency in English; U.S. Scholars must demonstrate proficiency in either Portuguese or Spanish.
  • Non-U.S. applications must be submitted through a participating Fulbright Commission or Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in the home country. *
  • U.S. applications must be submitted through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).

Finalists will be Notified of Select or Non-Select Decisions in the middle of February 2011.

How to apply

Given past experience, we anticipate that many candidates will submit their online application materials in the final days before the deadline. To avoid heavy server traffic and potential delays, we encourage candidates to submit their application materials as early as possible.
Please Note: You do not need to complete the application in one sitting. The system will allow you to enter, reenter and revise all sections of your application. Remember to periodically save any data you have entered.
You can download your application here

Official website

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