Fulbright Amazonia Initiative

Fulbright Amazonia Initiative 2022-2024

The new Fulbright Amazonia Initiative supports governmental efforts to foster a healthy and resilient Amazon Basin. Over 18 months, outstanding professionals, practitioners, and researchers from Amazonian nations and the United States will address key research and policy questions to support the integrity of the Basin’s ecosystem and the wellbeing of its communities.

Apply to lead the inaugural cohort of Fulbright Amazonia Initiative Scholars by May 31, 2022. 

For more information, visit The Fulbright Commission in Brazil. Send proposals and questions to amazonia@fulbright.org.br.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must apply in pairs – one scholar from the United States, and one from Brazil.

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D., substantial research, and multi-sectoral work experience, including living/working in the Amazon.

  • Expertise in Amazonian issues, knowledge of regional scholarship, and the ability to advise on program design and implementation. 

  • Experience leading an international, multidisciplinary team of applied researchers.

Research areas

  • Resource and land management

  • Security

  • Public health and pandemic preparedness

  • Education and human development

  • Green Energy

  • Conservation

  • Sustainability

  • Indigenous Rights

  • Environmental Studies

  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation

Timeline

  • May 31, 2022: Co-Lead Scholar team proposal deadline

  • June 2022: Co-Lead Scholar team selected

  • June-August 2022: Program design and planning phase

  • September 2022 – March 2023: Selection of sixteen Fulbright Amazonia Initiative Scholars 

  • June 2023: Opening meeting

  • March 2024: Mid-program meeting

  • December 2024: Final meeting