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Fulbright-Brazil Scientific Mobility awards available for U.S. scholars and professionals

July 17, 2014

Applications due Aug. 1

Nearly 50 grants are available in the 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition for U.S. academics, professionals and researchers to teach and/or conduct research in Brazil.  Wayne State scholars needing assistance with their applications can contact Jaclyn Assarian, associate director of the Office of International Programs, at 313-577-9319 or jaclyn.assarian@wayne.edu.

Emerging from the Education Partnership for the 21st Century, the governments of the United States and Brazil, through the U.S.-Brazil Fulbright Commission, have expanded teaching and research exchange opportunities for U.S. scholars at all career levels in the areas of science, technology and innovation through the Fulbright-Brazil Scientific Mobility core and Distinguished Chair awards.

U.S. scholars will be affiliated with top Brazilian universities and research centers in their areas of specialization, fostering increased cooperation and institutional collaboration between applied researchers in STEM fields. Proficiency in Portuguese or Spanish is not required.

Other opportunities for U.S. academics and professionals include grants in social sciences and humanities, as well as Distinguished Chair awards in the following fields: American studies; environmental sciences and engineering; oil and gas sciences and engineering; and visual arts.

The deadline to apply for the 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition is August 1, 2014.