Fulbright New Zealand invites applications for its final round of NZ-US exchange awards for 2012. The following awards are available for short-term exchanges to the United States of America by New Zealand academics, artists or professionals:
These awards, valued at up to NZ$5,000, are for New Zealand academics, artists or professionals to visit the US for 12 to 90 days in order to present their work to American audiences. Approximately twelve awards are offered each year. Recent grantees have included academic experts in artistic research, outdoor education, occupational therapy and ethnographic filmmaking, who will present their work at conferences, lectures and film festivals in the US.
These awards, valued at up to NZ$5,000, are for New Zealand academics, artists or professionals to visit the US for 12 to 90 days in order to present their work on a theme of indigenous development to American audiences. A small number of awards are granted each year. Recent grantees include Te Kawehau Hoskins from the University of Auckland, who presented her research into indigenous rights at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association’s 2012 annual meeting in Connecticut.
In addition, New Zealand institutions are invited to apply to host visiting American academics, artists or professionals on short-term exchanges to New Zealand:
These awards, valued at up to US$11,700, are for New Zealand academic institutions to host US academics, artists or professionals for two to six week programmes of lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences or symposiums. Up to six awards are granted each year. Recent recipients of awards to host visiting Fulbright Specialists include Lincoln University, who are currently hosting pesticide expert Katherine Horak from the US Department of Agriculture, and the University of Canterbury, who will soon host language revitalisation consultant George Ann Gregory from Albuquerque, New Mexico.