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Fulbright-Colciencias Innovation and Technology Award

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The Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Colombia has announced a new Innovation and Technology Award through a partnership with Colciencias, the Colombian Government’s Department of Science, Technology and Innovation.
Colciencias supports the advancement of public policies to promote the development and transmission of knowledge in the areas of science and innovation. By building capacity and promoting the exchange and movement of this knowledge, Colciencias aims to strengthen the development of Colombia and its citizens.

Up to five grants are available for U.S. academics and professionals in the areas of energy, water resources, biotechnology, nanotechnology, infrastructure, health, transportation and urban development, agriculture, agro ecology, information technology, aerospace, and security technologies. The Colombia-U.S. Fulbright Program welcomes applications from both junior and tenured scholars interested in conducting research and teaching at the undergraduate or graduate levels. Short-term Flex grants of one- to three-month segments over two consecutive years are possible with the prior arrangement with the host institution. Fluent Spanish is preferred for all positions, however, English-only is accepted in some instances.
The 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition deadline is August 1, 2013.
For more information or to apply, please go to www.iie.org/cies or contact Katrin DeWindt at kdewindt@iie.org.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit eca.state.gov/fulbright.

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