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(CLOSED) United States Embassy (Jamaica) invites applications for the Fulbright Nexus Scholar Program

Deadline: November 5, 2010

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the United States Embassy is inviting applications from qualified Jamaicans, early or mid-career academics, applied researchers and/or practitioners with research experience in the public, non-profit or private sector and those without recent experience in the United States, for the Fulbright Nexus Scholar Program.
The Fulbright Nexus Scholar program offers collaborative regional scholarly exchange, which is multi- national, multi-disciplinary, and multi-sectoral in scope. The program encourages the formation of new networks of scholars, practitioners and applied researchers, fostering concrete collaborative ventures with long-term regional impact.
The Fulbright Nexus Program seeks to link faculty, applied researchers and practitioners across the Western Hemisphere and the U.S. through international exchanges and seminars. On this occasion participants will be engaged in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary project-oriented research in sustainable energy. This category may include proposals in areas such as: renewable and sustainable energy (hydro, wind, air, solar); energy poverty and energy security; energy efficiency and environmental security; energy industries as drivers of economic growth; energy independence at regional, national, community and household levels ; energy innovation and indigenous sources of energy to decrease reliance on fossil fuels and carbon emissions; energy infrastructure and regional integration as related to emergency preparedness (earthquakes, hurricanes, offshore drilling); research, development, deployment and dissemination of cleaner, cheaper and more efficient energy technologies to drive low carbon-economic growth.

The program will begin in May 2011 and end in April 2012 and will include a two to three month research exchange visit to the United States. A Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree is preferred, but is not required. Candidates with master’s degrees are required to have a minimum of five years research experience.
An on-line application that may be accessed at https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/scholars/30/ must be submitted no later than Friday, November 5. A project statement, curriculum vitae, letters of invitation, proof of English language proficiency, financial support page/budget, copy of passport, bibliography, references, and a list of identified local stakeholders, complete the application package.


Interviews of short-listed candidates will be conducted in the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy on November 17th. Additional information regarding this program may be requested by contacting KingstonExchanges@state.gov


Derie Gilzeane, Information Specialist
Public Affairs Section U.S. Embassy, Kingston
Phone: 1-876-702-6161
Email: gilzeanedk@state.gov


Fern Whyte, Information Assistant/AV
Public Affairs Section U.S. Embassy, Kingston
Phone: 1-876-702-6275 Cell: 579-7577/449-2197
Email: whytef@state.gov



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