Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

10563-QA

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Water, Energy, and the Environment at HBKU

Qatar
Middle East and North Africa

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Award Details
Grant Activity

Postdoctoral research fellowship to work with on water security research at the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) at the Doha-based Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU). Scholar's research will focus on aquifer mapping, groundwater mapping, and other water security related issues for the region. This grant supports the Statement of Intent signed by NASA/JPL and HBKU. The project may lead to the launch of a satellite-borne radar imaging technology that can be used to map underground aquifer in Qatar, with wide applications for understanding climate change on our planet and water traces on arid planets like Mars.  

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
12 months
Grant Dates

2020-2021

Locations

Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) at the Doha-based Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU)

Flex Option
Yes
Flex Description

Timeline for flex segments should be determined in collaboration with the host institution, QEERI.

The Flex Award is designed for scholars who require multiple visits to the host country. This option allows grants to be conducted over short segments, preferably during the fall and/or spring semesters. Interested applicants should clearly indicate plans for Flex in their project statement, including a project timeline. Flex grantees may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community.

Flex grant parameters:

  • Minimum length of the total grant is four months and the maximum is six months;
  • Minimum length for any grant segment is one month and the maximum is three months;
  • Applicants may propose only one, one-month segment; and,
  • Grant segments may be spread over two consecutive years.

For more information, please visit the Fulbright Flex Awards page on our website.

Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines
Disciplines
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Geography
Geology
Mathematics
Medical Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
Urban Planning
Other
Special Features

During their grant period, Fulbright U.S. Scholars in the Middle East and North Africa region may apply for a short-term regional travel grant (five to 14 days) for participation in a variety of activities including faculty and student lectures, graduate or faculty seminars, curriculum development, public lectures, panel presentations, needs assessment, conferences, or some combination thereof. Scholars who apply for the Flex award are ineligible for the Regional Travel Program.

Number of Grants
1
Activity
Research
Category
Postdoctoral award, open only to early career scholars
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Monday, September 16, 2019
Program Staff
Kaitlin Jewett
Outreach & Recruitment Officer
Phone: 
415-362-6520 x5880

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