Fulbright – call for applications

Fulbright New Zealand is calling for applications for New Zealand academics to undertake exchanges to the United States of America.

Take a look at the opportunities below and see if you, your department, or a student of yours would be interested in applying. 

Applications close 1 April 2016.

Fulbright Specialist Awards

Applications are open for Fulbright Specialist Awards for New Zealand academic institutions to host US academics, artists or professionals for lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences or symposiums. Up to six awards valued at up to US$11,700 are granted each year, towards two to six week programmes of activities.

Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Awards

Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Awards are for promising New Zealand graduate students to undertake postgraduate study or research at US institutions in any field. Approximately eight awards valued at up to US$33,000 are granted each year, towards one year of study or research in the US. .

Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Awards

Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Awards are for promising New Zealand graduate students to undertake postgraduate study or research at US institutions in fields related to science and innovation. Approximately 14 awards valued at up to US$33,000 are granted each year, towards one year of study or research in the US.

Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award

The Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award is for a promising New Zealand graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research at a US institution in the field of indigenous development. One award valued at up to US$33,000 is granted each year, towards one year of study or research in the US.

Fulbright-EQC Graduate Award in Natural Disaster Research

The Fulbright-EQC Graduate Award in Natural Disaster Research is for a promising New Zealand graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research at a US university in the area of natural disaster research. One award valued at up to US$33,000 is granted each year, towards one year of study or research in the US.

Fulbright Specialist Awards

This is the second applications round for Fulbright Specialist Awards for New Zealand academic institutions to host US academics, artists or professionals for lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences or symposiums. Up to six awards valued at up to US$11,700 are granted each year, towards two to six week programmes of activities.

Iranians celebrate the International Day of Nowruz

About 30 PhD students and their friends and families celebrated the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, at the University of Canterbury last Friday.

Photo: Morteza Saadatpourvahid About 30 PhD students were joined by friends and family members to celebrate  Nowruz at the University of Canterbury
Photo: Morteza Saadatpourvahid
About 30 PhD students were joined by friends and family members to celebrate
Nowruz at the University of Canterbury

March 21 is the UN-declared International Day of Nowruz which falls on the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and has been celebrated in Iran and other countries for thousands of years.

The Christchurch event was organised by the newly formed University of Canterbury Iranian Society (UCIS) and included a traditional Haft-Seen table, a tabletop arrangement of at least seven symbolic items all starting with the letter ‘S’.

Photo: Morteza Saadatpourvahid University of Canterbury’s Iranian Society’s Haft-Seen table. Each item on a “Haft-Seen” table signifies an important universal virtue or value.
Photo: Morteza Saadatpourvahid
University of Canterbury Iranian Society’s Haft-Seen table. Each item on a Haft-Seen table signifies an important universal virtue or value.

People were treated to traditional sitar playing, classical Persian poetry, Iranian-style tea, Iranian fresh dates and traditional sweets.

Former Mayor of Christchurch Gary Moore, Fendalton and Waimairi local community board member Fahimeh Burke and the University of Canterbury’s Associate Dean International for the College of Engineering, Dave Wareham spoke at the event.

UCIS’ President Donna Miles said the event’s popularity showed the Iranians’ yearning to stay connected with their rich culture and heritage.

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