Fulbright Amazonia will bring together applied researchers from Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, the United States, and Venezuela to collaborate on action-oriented research with the goal of securing a sustainable Amazonian Basin. Working in multidisciplinary research teams, Fulbright Amazonia Scholars will explore socially relevant research questions and participate in group seminars and exchanges to inform actionable project outcomes and policies, directly improving the quality of life of communities throughout the Amazonian Basin.
Fulbright Amazonia will provide a platform for 16 scholars from across the Amazon region and from the United States to address complex challenges in the region through collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving, and multi-disciplinary research in three main thematic areas:
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In addition to monthly virtual full-cohort meetings and regular virtual research activities within their assigned research teams, selected Amazonia scholars will undertake an individual exchange experience (a minimum of six weeks and a maximum of three consecutive months), either in one or two visits. U.S. scholars will travel to another participating country in the region, while scholars from Amazon countries will carry out their exchange visits in the United States. All participants will also be required to attend three in-person full-cohort plenary meetings: a kickoff gathering in Brazil, a mid-program meeting in another Amazon country, and a final culminating session in Washington DC.
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