Fulbright Scholar Program

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12567-PO
Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright Award in Space, Atmosphere, Ocean, Climate, Energy and Data Science / AIR Centre

Portugal
Europe and Eurasia

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Award Details
Award Activity

Support the development of the mission-oriented approach of the Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre) in the context of the disciplines identified in scope of the Atlantic Interactions initiative (Marine resources and biodiversity; Healthy and clean oceans; Earth Observation from deep ocean to near space; Mitigation and adaptation to climate change; Sustainable energy systems; Data science), with focus on innovation in multi-national collaborative networks and creative approaches to the transatlantic cooperation to improve the understanding of the ocean and coastal systems as a whole.

The activity will involve the identification of relevant players from science, industry and administration in the USA and the countries associated with the AIR Centre and the promotion of workshops and meetings to develop the research agenda and identify research projects, new services and products and business opportunities.

In addition to be a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.

Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
  • Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Participate in a two-week group seminar
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Four to six months
Award Dates

Starting dates are flexible: preferred starting month is March 2023, as agreed with the Portuguese host institution.

Locations

Associação para o Desenvolvimento do Atlantic International Research Centre (AD AIR Centre), Portugal.

The activity will either take place at the AD AIR Centre HQ and Earth Observation Laboratory located in the Science and Technology Park – Terinov in Terceira Island, Azores or at the AD AIR Centre offices in Lisbon.

Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Disciplines
Agriculture
Astronomy
Biology
Computer Science
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Geology
Information Sciences/Systems
Mathematics
Oceanography
Physics
Areas of Interest

Specializations: Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Data and Information Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Oceanography, Aerospace Engineering

While this award is open to any project in the Disciplines and Specializations listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas: 

  • Clean and productive bays and estuaries
  • Resilience to coastal natural hazards
  • Sustainable food production (fisheries, aquaculture and precision / smart agriculture) 
  • Improved management of marine and coastal resources
  • Improved environmental and maritime monitoring
Special Features

The host (with FCT support) will contribute with €750/month for housing expenses or provide housing in an apartment or residence for scholars. The host institution will provide computer facilities, internet access and e-mail, office space, access to laboratory facilities, transportation

Application Deadline
Closed
Activity Type
Research
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Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.

Mid-Career Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.

Professionals
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Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.

Senior Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
1
Program Staff
Aferdita Krasniqi
Outreach and Recruitment Officer
Phone: 
212-984-5326

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