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9421-CA

Fulbright Canada-Palix Foundation Distinguished Research Chairs in Brain Science, and Child and Family Health and Wellness

Canada
Western Hemisphere

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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. Three chairs are appointed annually.

Fulbright Canada - Palix Foundation Distinguished Research Chairs in Brain Science, and Child and Family Health and Wellness

Areas of 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. Stress is toxic when it is severe and ongoing, such as in circumstances of abuse, neglect, or parental addiction.  For more information on toxic stress and its impact on brain development, please review this overview from Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the Palix Foundation’s Alberta Family Wellness Initiative and consider how their scholarly work aligns with this research and knowledge mobilization platform. Preference will be given to candidates who have an understanding of the intitative's strategic intent.  

Applicants should clearly articulate how their proposed work as a visiting Fulbright scholar aligns with the general focus of the scholarship opportunity, and specifically with one or more of the following areas of inquiry.

Organizational Management / Health and Social System Improvement
Improving the continuum of care for families and their children who are impacted by addiction and mental health problems, and taking models that work in other settings and testing them in Alberta; in particular, models that are based on the understanding that addiction is a chronic disease and requires a chronic disease management approach, as well as those that take a family centered prevention and treatment approach.

Addiction Care and Recovery
Research on high quality, comprehensive, and meaningful addiction and mental health care and recovery models that cross relevant systems and players and in ascertaining how elements of such models could be applied to improve Alberta’s current approaches to preventing and treating addiction and mental health issues.

Adverse Childhood Experiences and other Child Trauma
This program is interested in supporting scholars who will focus on early prevention and intervention for children exposed to toxic stress and those who focus on advancing and applying knowledge related to the intergenerational aspects of this phenomenon and its links with addiction and mental health outcomes.

In addition to being 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.
Grant Length
Four months. Scholars can seek an unfunded extension for an additional eight months.
Grant Dates

September 2018 to December 2018.

Locations
  • University of Alberta is located in Edmonton, Alberta
  • University of Calgary is located in Calgary, Alberta
  • University of Lethbridge is located in Lethbridge, Alberta
Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines
Disciplines
Medical Sciences
Psychology
Public/Global Health
Social Work
Sociology
Specializations

Fields of study can include, but are not limited to: population and public health, health services and systems research, public policy, knowledge translation and mobilization, business administration, organizational behavior and change management, psychology, sociology, social work, medicine and nursing, and other health disciplines, neurosciences, and early childhood development.

Number of Grants
Three
Activity
Teaching/Research
Research
Category
Core (Distinguished Chair)
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Closed
Program Staff
Peter Raucci
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
212-205-6467
Email: 

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