Fulbright Scholar Program

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12477-MC
Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American Studies

  • Multi-country
  • Canada
  • Mexico
Global/Multi-country
Western Hemisphere

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Award Details
Award 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
Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Four to ten months to be divided evenly between Canada and Mexico. Longer-term grants are preferred.
Award Dates

One-semester awards must begin in August or September 2022 or January 2023. Academic year awards must begin in August or September 2022.

 

Locations

This award can be taken up at any university, government agency or research institution in Canada and Mexico.

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.

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 disciplines
Areas of Interest

The award is open to all disciplines 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.

Application Deadline
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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.

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
Up To 2
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7753
Email: 

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