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US-UK Fulbright Commission Joint Award

Posted 02/08/2016

US-UK Fulbright Commission announces new partnership award with the Royal Society of Edinburgh

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is delighted to announce a new joint award with the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).  This annual award will offer an academic from anywhere in the UK the opportunity to go to a top university in the US for a maximum of 3 months to carry out research in any of the areas supported by the Society: science & technology, arts, humanities, social science, business and public service.

This new Fulbright award was launched on 1 August 2016.  It is offered to anyone who is a resident in the UK with a clear and continuing connection with Scotland.  The first recipient to hold this new award will go out to the US in academic year 2017/18.

This award will add to a growing portfolio of Fulbright opportunities between the US and Scotland for incoming American and outgoing Scottish ‘Fulbrighters’.  

Penny Egan CBE, Executive Director, said: “This is a brilliant example of two institutions working together, which are dedicated to excellence across a whole range of scholarship at the highest level.”

Graeme Herbert, Deputy Chief Executive, RSE, said:  “The RSE believes supporting the development of emerging talent across research and academia, business, the public sector and the creative arts is central to the future leadership, prosperity and vitality of Scottish society and is delighted to be supporting talented individuals through this prestigious award.”  

Susan A. Wilson, Principal Officer of the U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh, said:  “Both the U.S.-UK Fulbright Commission and the RSE are key partners in our work to maintain and enhance the historic U.S.-UK and U.S.-Scotland relationship into the next generation.  I am thrilled they will be working in partnership to offer this prestigious award.”

For more information on how to apply for this joint award, visit the Fulbright site.

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