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Call For Applications For Fulbright Fellowship

Call For Applications For Fulbright Fellowship

Fulbright New Zealand and the New Zealand Harkness Fellowships Trust invite applications for the Fulbright-Harkness New Zealand Fellowship, which offers the opportunity for an emerging New Zealand leader in any field of study or vocation other than health care* to study or research in the US for a minimum of six weeks. Successful grantees will receive NZ$15,000 (plus basic health and accident insurance) towards a short fellowship programme of their own design at any US university or institution.

The Fulbright-Harkness New Zealand Fellowship aims to reinforce New Zealand-United States links by improving cross-fertilisation of ideas and experience between the two countries; to enable established or potential leaders and opinion formers in New Zealand to benefit from new ideas, practices and contacts in the US; and to increase Fellow’s abilities to bring about change and improvements in New Zealand.

The two past Fulbright-Harkness New Zealand Fellows were Sacha McMeeking from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, who spent three months researching the role of indigenous leadership in corporate citizenship at Northwestern University’s prestigious Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois; and Glenda Anthony from Massey University, who spent six weeks researching reforms in teacher education at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Last year’s Fellow, Glenda Anthony, described her exchange as a “hugely thought-provoking and rewarding experience”. “My Fulbright-Harkness experience provided opportunities to engage with a group of mathematics educators who are working at the cutting edge of innovation in teacher education. Working alongside researchers from the Learning In, From, and For Teaching Practice project, I experienced firsthand a range of instructional activities developed to support prospective teachers to do the work of mathematics teaching ambitiously, and observed beginning teachers across a range of university and school settings engage in ambitious mathematics teaching. Importantly, my time away provided the space to expand my horizons and think about exciting possibilities for developing new pedagogies for teacher education here in New Zealand.”

Applications for the 2012 Fulbright-Harkness New Zealand Fellowship close at 5:00pm on Monday 2 April.

See http://www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nzscholar/fulbright-harknessnz/ or contact Stefanie Joe at Fulbright New Zealand for further information – stefanie@fulbright.org.nz / (04) 494 1507

*Candidates in the field of health care should apply for the Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice provided by The Commonwealth Fund, applications for which close in September: http://www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nzscholar/harknessfellowships/

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