Canada/US Fulbright Program: Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program For Canadian Scholars

The Canada-US Fulbright Program

The Canada-US Fulbright Program is a bi-national program of educational exchange, with a mandate to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Canada and the people of the United States of America. Available to graduate students, faculty, professionals and independent researchers, successful applicants conduct research, lecture, or enroll in formal academic programs in the United States. Fulbright Canada offers various scholarship awards within this program, with further information on the various award opportunities made available through the Canada-US Fulbright Program website.

Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program For Canadian Scholars

Fulbright NEXUS Program offers a collaborative model for regional scholarly exchange that moves beyond theory. Program participants will spend up to two years engaged in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research convened around a theme of transnational relevance. “Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies” will remain NEXUS’ thematic focus as scholars work in research teams in the following areas:

  • Renewable Energy, including Micro-Grid Innovations;
  • Social and Behavioral Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Measuring Climate Change and its Impact (Metrics and Standards)
  • Climate Change and Biodiversity
  • Climate Change and Food and Water Security

Projects focusing on climate change adaptation strategies, and/or public policy focused research ventures that examine strategies to cope with climate variability, including extreme events, are particularly welcome. Projects should also come from a wide range of disciplines, and could include, for example, those in the fields of public health and engineering and design, addressing issues such as changes in air quality, the predominance of water- and food-borne diseases and/or weather-related injury or death, and disaster and emergency preparedness.

Up to 20 individuals will be chosen for this program. Five scholars will be selected from the United States, five from Brazil, and the remaining 10 will originate from Western Hemisphere countries other than the U.S. and Brazil (Latin America, Canada, or the Caribbean). 

Lead Scholars Dr. Daniel M Kammen and Dr. Sergio Pacca will provide intellectual leadership to the 2014 NEXUS Scholars.  


Annual Value

$35,000 USD