Fellowships & Grants: March 31, 2014

The 2015-2016 Fulbright Core U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open! The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries for the 2015-2016 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Of the 583 awards being offered this year, there are over 41 awards available in the field of Area Studies.  Moreover, there are 388 All Discipline awards that welcome teaching and/or research proposals in any area of study, including interdisciplinary projects. These awards are offered in various regions around the world. In order to meet the changing needs of academia and develop new options to accommodate better the interests and commitments of today's scholars, the program has introduced several innovations to the 2015-2016 program, including: Fulbright Flex AwardsFulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career AwardsSalary Stipend Supplements, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language Awards. Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting the Catalog of Awards. The application deadline for most awards August 1, 2014. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit our website at http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/ or contact us at scholars@iie.org.

The Bard Center for Environmental Policy in New York State is pleased to announce the availability of new Henry Luce Foundation Scholarships for students from East Asia (China, Japan or South Korea) to complete a two-year Master of Science degree in Environmental Policy or Climate Science and Policy starting August 2014. The LIASE Scholarships (Luce Initiative for Asian Studies and the Environment) provide a full tuition waiver in the first year, and at least 50% of tuition in the second year. Students are responsible for travel costs, and for expenses for room and board. LIASE Scholarship students in the CEP program will participate in an annual conference featuring undergraduate and graduate research on Asia and the Environment with students from across the northeastern United States, as well as a conference on Asian Environmental Policy to be held in Seoul Korea during the summer of 2015. Bard will award one two-year LIASE Scholarship to a qualified applicant each year for the next three years. LIASE Scholarship applicants must be citizens of one of China, Japan or South Korea, and must have a demonstrated interest in environmental policy in their region.  Applicants for the LIASE Scholarship should, in addition to a regular application, provide a one-page letter discussing their research interests in Asian environmental policy. For more information, please contact Molly Williams: mwilliam@bard.edu