Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

New AirUCI Fulbright Canada fellowship is established

Date: 
Mon, 08/01/2016

The Regents of the University of California and the UCI administration have established a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair within the AirUCI Institute that will be focused on research pertaining to climate change, air quality, and atmospheric chemistry.  This position, officially called the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Climate Change, Air Quality, and Atmospheric Chemistry, will be open to any scholar who holds a tenured faculty or equivalent research position in Canada and who meets the eligibility requirements of the Fulbright Program.  The Fulbright Chair will be in residence with AirUCI for a minimum of five months overlapping with an academic quarter, but may hold the post for as much as a full academic year.

Along with carrying out the program of research, teaching, and service, each Fulbright Chair will teach a graduate-level course during one quarter of his or her residence and participate in AirUCI projects along with our faculty and other team members.  Applications are now being accepted by Fulbright Canada and we are hopeful of hosting our first Fulbright scholar in the next few months. 

AirUCI's Fulbright Visiting Research Chair position will be in effect for five years and can be extended at that point in five-year increments indefinitely.  Fulbright Canada's Michael Hawes and UCI Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor Pramod Khargonekar, signed the Fulbright agreement on July 18, 2016.