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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

8470-MC

Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Award

  • Multi-country
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • European Union
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
Global
Europe and Eurasia

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Award Details
Grant Activity

The Innovation Award is designed to support work that can create better transatlantic understanding of issues at the heart of the U.S.-EU relationship, particularly at the intersection of policy and technology. The 2018-19 Innovation Award will give preference to proposals focused on EU or U.S.-EU approaches to innovative technologies and business models and their integration with new and existing policies and regulations. Successful proposals should address research topics focusing on the intersection of technological innovation and policy, such as but not limited to data privacy and protection. The policy-oriented research funded by the grant should be of common importance for the U.S.-EU relationship and/or EU affairs and tenable in any one or two EU Member States. Candidates are responsible for arranging their own placement, including letters of invitation from any hosts.

As the result of a recently concluded partnership, we would also be able to offer a grant in the field of engineering at John Deere (JD), the largest manufacturer of agricultural machinery. John Deere product lines comprise agricultural system solutions and services as well as sensor systems. Currently, John Deere’s European Technology Innovation Center (JD ETIC) is involved in a large set of research projects in cooperation with many external partners (mainly universities and public research organizations such as Fraunhofer). The ongoing developments focus mainly on new system technologies and architectures for a holistic smart farming (including precision farming and autonomous guidance systems as well as robotics) and drive train technologies (including internal combustion engines and electrification). A Fulbright supported project could be placed in each of these focal areas.

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.
Grant Length
Three to nine months, with preference for projects of four to six months duration.
Grant Dates

Grants must occur between September 2018 and June 2019.

Locations

Any appropriate institutions, including European universities, governments, non-profit organizations, and think tanks. Proposals should be tenable in any one or two EU Member States.

The location of the research position at John Deere would be John Deere’s European Technology Innovation Center (JD ETIC, Kaiserslautern, Germany), the new center coordinating advanced engineering and research for all European units. At the JD ETIC center in Kaiserslautern, there are 160 researchers and project engineers working on innovation.

Preference is given to candidates who will divide their time between host institutions in at least two EU member states so that their projects reflect a pan-European perspective. However, proposals that include stays at one institution that has significant ties to the EU or EU studies will also be considered. Candidates are responsible for ensuring they are able to secure the appropriate visa(s) to move between their selected EU countries. A three month or longer stay in any one EU member state will make the candidate eligible for a long-stay visa that enables him/her to travel within the Schengen area for an additional 90 days within a 180-day period. If the project proposal includes three month or longer stays in two locations, it is likely that two country-specific visas will be needed.

Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Please see Specializations below
Disciplines
Business Administration
Communications
Computer Science
Economics
Information Sciences
Journalism
Law
Mathematics
Political Science
Public Administration
Specializations

Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines relating to data privacy and protection, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred: Business Administration, Communications, Economics, Finance, Information Sciences including encryption, Journalism, Law, Political Science (Security/NATO studies, International relations, Human Rights, Diplomacy), Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, and Trade.

Special Features

Grantees are incorporated into the Fulbright programming of the local country/countries and are invited to the Belgian Fulbright Commission's annual EU seminar for a mid-year meeting with the U.S. Mission to the EU and European Commission officials.

Number of Grants
Approximately two
Activity
Research
Category
Core (Open to all levels of scholars, including early career)
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Application Deadline
Closed
Program Staff
Meaghan Dolan
Regional Lead
Phone: 
202-686-4022
Eliza Collison
Program Coordinator
Phone: 
202-686-6254

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