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Call for applications - Fulbright scholar awards

Call for applications - Fulbright scholar awards

Fulbright New Zealand calls for applications to a range of scholar awards for New Zealand academics, artists and professionals to undertake academic and cultural exchanges to the United States of America. A Fulbright exchange provides life-changing opportunities to gain international experience and advance your career, to explore America, to share your culture and to make friends and colleagues from around the world. Grantees undertake an exchange to their choice of leading American universities, which are world renowned for their expertise and resources.

Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Awards

These awards, valued up to US$37,500, are for New Zealand academics, artists or professionals to lecture and/or conduct research in the US for three to five months. A small number of awards are granted each year.
www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nzscholar/nzscholar

Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award

This award, valued at up to US$37,500, is for a New Zealand academic, artist or professional to conduct research and/or lecture in the US for three to five months in a field of indigenous development. One award is granted each year.
www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nzscholar/fulbright-npmscholar

Fulbright-Cognition Scholar Award in Education Research
This award, valued at up to US$37,500, is for a New Zealand educator or researcher to pursue research in the US designed to have an impact on New Zealand student outcomes, for two to five months. One or two awards are granted each year.
www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nzscholar/fulbright-cognition

Fulbright-Meg Everton Professional Enhancement Awards in Education
These awards, valued at up to NZ$5,000, are for New Zealand educators in early childhood, primary or secondary education to undertake a professional development activity in the US for 12 to 90 days. A small number of awards are granted each year.
www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nzscholar/fulbright-megeverton

Applications for each of these awards close at 5:00pm on Wednesday 1 October 2014

See www.fulbright.org.nz/awards for further information, including the contact details of Fulbright New Zealand programme managers you can speak to about each award. Please promote these opportunities amongst your colleagues and networks.


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Gordon Campbell: On The Aftermath Of The Greenwald/Snowden Revelations

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2. Mass surveillance Earlier to day I was going to try to explain the difference between what Edward Snowden/Glenn Greenwald were talking about (ie mass surveillance via the the cable-accessing SPEARGUN programme and the Xkeyscore analytical programme) and what Key has chosen to talk about instead in order to deliberately distract and confuse the public. Then I found that Keith Ng had not only beaten me to it, but had done so with beautiful lucidity. More>>

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