[Socrates] FW: New Funding Opportunity at Fulbright Canada (US$35, 000)

Eva Fernandez Eva.Fernandez at qc.cuny.edu
Sun Jul 6 14:15:24 EDT 2014

Dear colleagues:
The email below describes a Fulbright Canada program, specifically for faculty whose work addresses the improvement of approaches to preventing and treating addiction and mental health issues.  The program closes very soon: August 1.   Please direct your questions to Brad Hector (bhector at fulbright.ca<mailto:bhector at fulbright.ca>), the Program Officer for this particular program.
Best wishes,

Eva M. Fernández
Assistant Vice Provost
Queens College, City University of New York

From: Michael Hawes [mailto:kinnes at fulbright.ca]
Sent: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 4:56 PM
To: Eva Fernandez
Subject: New Funding Opportunity at Fulbright Canada (US$35,000)

Dear Dr. Fernandez,

I am writing to you today to bring your attention to an important and exciting new opportunity and to solicit your assistance in engaging your faculty. Fulbright Canada has a targeted opportunity for scholars in a wide variety of disciplines who specialise in improving the continuum of care for families that are impacted by addiction, mental health problems, and trauma. Fulbright Canada and the Norlien Foundation have partnered to create and support a program of Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs in Brain Science, and Child and Family Health and Wellness. At one of Alberta's three research intensive universities, the scholar(s) would conduct translational research that would improve current approaches to preventing and treating addiction and mental health issues.

Given that this is a new opportunity, that three chairs will be appointed annually, and that the recruitment period for year one was very short, I would like to personally request that you encourage your faculty members to consider this opportunity and to begin the online application immediately.

These distinguished chairs have three broad themes: Health and Social System Improvement, Addiction Care and Recovery, and Child Trauma. We are interested in applications from scholars in a variety of disciplines: population and public health, health services and systems research, public policy, knowledge translation and mobilization, business administration, organizational behavior and change management, psychology, sociology, social work, medicine and nursing, and other health disciplines, neurosciences, and early childhood development.

This short notice funding opportunity, valued at US$35,000 for a four month residential exchange, closes on August 1st, 2014. Below you will find more details regarding the award. Interested candidates should email Brad Hector<mailto:%20bhector at fulbright.ca> (bhector at fulbright.ca<mailto:bhector at fulbright.ca>) Program Officer for Scholars.

Fulbright awards to Canada provide a prestigious professional development opportunity for your researchers. I want to thank you in advance for your attention on this matter, I value our partnership, and I look forward to welcoming your researchers into this prestigious program, and having them join us for what many have described as the professional and personal experience of a lifetime.

Best regards,

Dr. Michael K. Hawes
Chief Executive Officer / Président-directeur général
Fulbright Canada
2015-350 rue Albert Street  Ottawa, Canada K1R1A4
t. 613.688.5521;   f. 613.237.2029;

Additional Information about the Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs
Core Facts about the awards

·        The Fulbright Canada competition for American scholars is now open, and closes August 1, 2014

·        The competition is for awards taken up September 2015 or January 2016 (4 months)


·        Candidates must be U.S. citizens,

·        Hold a Ph.D., or equivalent professional degree as appropriate. Candidates outside academia (e.g., professionals, artists) with recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments are also eligible, and

·        Be proficient in English.

Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs<http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/american-scholars/primary-awards/distinguished-chairs/>: US$35,000

o   FOCUS: Organizational management / Health and Social System Improvement, Addiction Care and Recovery, and Child Trauma

o   the University of Alberta<http://www.ualberta.ca/>, the University of Calgary<http://www.ucalgary.ca/>, and the University of Lethbridge<http://www.uleth.ca/>

[*]     Promotional Material is available for download online<http://bit.ly/DVRCflyer>

[*]     Inquiries: Brad Hector, Program Officer (Scholars), bhector at fulbright.ca<mailto:bhector at fulbright.ca>

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