Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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12484-SP
Fulbright Scholar Award

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration and Leadership at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Spain
Europe and Eurasia

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Award Details
Award Activity

1.Teaching activity (up to 60% of grant activity).

1.1 Entreperneurship and Innovation training programs:

Teaching at the Master's level:

Under the umbrella of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Training (EIT) Programs, UPM is currently participating in four Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs): Digital, Raw Materials, e-Health, and Climate.

All UPM Master’s programs aim to build a strong entrepreneurial education brand via a disruptive and systemic change to European higher education that will attract top global talent to Europe.

The Scholar will participate teaching the module of “Innovation and entrepreneurship” (6 ECTS per Master's, or European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System units, which is equivalent to a full course, or about 48 hours of teaching classes).

Other Master’s programs may have introduced this topic, and the Lecturer may be invited to participate. Additionally, seminars of interest may be organized under the umbrella of the Business School.

The Lecturer will have the opportunity to deliver some guest lectures for courses pertaining to the Master’s degrees in his or her area of expertise and/or seminars for Ph.D. students.

1.2 Leadership and Business training programs:

Teaching undergraduate and Master's-level courses:

UPM believes in the importance of improving engineers’ leadership skills, with an emphasis on strategic leadership and business acumen.

Specific teaching assignments will be agreed upon between the university and the Lecturer, with a particular focus on the following subjects:

  • Understanding customer needs
  • Strategic analysis of business decisions
  • Business development
  • Organizational change
  • Leadership styles
  • Leadership skills: self awareness, emotional intelligence, team building, conflict management, negotiation, communication skills
  • Agile organizations

All subjects will be taught in undergraduate and Master’s programs or executive education under the umbrella of the Leadership and Technology Center at UPM.

The Lecturer will have the opportunity to teach some guest lectures for courses pertaining to the Master’s degrees in his or her area of expertise and/or seminars for Ph.D. students.

2. Research (up to 40% of grant activity)

The Lecturer will be invited to present his or her research in seminars and to attend research seminars led by UPM’s professors. It is expected that the Lecturer will have opportunities for research collaboration with UPM faculty.

As the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between US citizens and citizens from other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation, the Lecturer will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and engage with the host community, in addition to their primary research or teaching activities.

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
Award Length
Four months
Award Dates

September to December, 2022, or mid-January to mid-May, 2023

Locations

Leadership and Technology Center/ CAIT

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Paseo de Juan XXIII nº11 (28040 Madrid)

Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Disciplines
Business
Economics
Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
Special Features

UPM sponsors this award and, in addition to financial benefits, offers logistical assistance in finding housing and school(s) for dependent children, if necessary. A contact will be available to help the scholar adapt to the university.

The Scholar will be granted access to all digital resources available at UPM.

Application Deadline
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Activity Type
Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
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
2
Program Staff
Aferdita Krasniqi
Outreach and Recruitment Officer
Phone: 
212-984-5326

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