Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards


Postdoctoral Research Award

Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Grant Activity

Postdoctoral fellows are recent graduates undertaking original research, publishing research findings, developing and expanding personal research networks, and preparing for research-intensive careers within and beyond academia.

For specific information about this opportunity, visit the Fulbright Canada webpage.

Fulbright Canada Postdoctoral Scholar Award in Northern Issues, University of Northern British Columbia
Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small universities, and for its size, is among the most research-intensive universities in Canada. Much of UNBC’s research focuses on the social, economic, environmental and cultural issues of the North. This has led to the establishment of world-class research in such areas as natural resources and the environment; rural, northern and environmental health; and the sustainability of communities. UNBC offers interdisciplinary PhD programs in natural resources and environmental studies, in health sciences and in psychology. Research partnerships with the private sector and public agencies have strengthened UNBC’s role as a resource for the communities of its region. This includes research on the mountain pine beetle, sustainable forest management practices, bio-energy and the bio-economy, environmental remediation, air quality issues, watershed management, local and Aboriginal governance, social and economic development in the North, determinants and delivery of health care and climate change issues.

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
Academic year, nine months.
Grant Dates

September 2020 to May 2021 (9 months).


University of Northern British Columbia is located in Prince George, British Columbia.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines
American Studies
Area Studies
Environmental Sciences
Public/Global Health
Social Work

Natural resources and environmental studies; community development; rural, northern and environmental health; First nations and indigenous studies.

Number of Grants
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
Angelica Serna
Regional Program Officer

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