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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

10477-MC

Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American Studies

  • Multi-country
  • Canada
  • Mexico
Global
Western Hemisphere

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Award Details
Grant Activity

The Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American Studies offers an unparalleled opportunity to conduct research in both Canada and Mexico. The aim of the award is to enhance collaboration between leading North American scholars working on projects of importance to Canada, Mexico, and the United States. This award can be taken up at any university, government agency or research institution in Canada and Mexico.

Projects across a broad range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary focuses are welcome. However, it should be shown that the research focus promotes collaboration and adds value to the current body of research, inherent in our trilateral relationship, and shaped by our shared borders, current events, and common interests.

Projects may include a variety of activities throughout the course of the grant period:

  • engaging in collaborative research
  • consulting on curriculum and capacity-building
  • engaging in program and faculty development
  • conducting seminars and workshops for various academic and professional audiences

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 research or teaching activities‎.

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 to ten months to be divided evenly between Canada and Mexico. Longer-term grants are preferred.
Grant Dates

One-semester grants must begin in August or September 2020 or January 2021. Academic year grants must begin in August or September 2020. All grants must be completed by June 30, 2021.

Locations

COMEXUS, the Fulbright commission in Mexico, follows the recommendations of both the Mexican government and the U.S. Department of State when placing U.S. Fulbright grantees in Mexico. Placement may be restricted in certain states or areas of Mexico, dependent on these recommendations. Please consult the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories Webpage for information about your prospective location.

Cases of the Zika virus have been reported in the Western Hemisphere. As you prepare your Fulbright application, we encourage you to read the information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.

Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred:
Disciplines
Area Studies
Economics
Environmental Sciences
Geography
Journalism
Law
Political Science
Public Administration
Public/Global Health
Specializations

The award is open to any discipline of study with the exception of medical training. Of special interest are research topics surrounding North American regionalization; governance, trade and public policy; indigenous issues; energy, health and environmental issues; and migration and identity.

Special Features

Mexico - Scholars receive a stipend and monthly maintenance, as well as one-time relocation fee for travel and up to US$750 reimbursement for educational materials donated to either host institution or research site in Mexico.

Number of Grants
Up to two
Activity
Research
Teaching
Teaching/Research
Category
Open to all levels of scholars, including early career
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Monday, September 16, 2019
Program Staff
Peter Raucci
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
212-205-6467
Email: 

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