The Innovation Award is designed to support work that can create better transatlantic understanding of issues at the heart of the U.S.-EU relationship, particularly at the intersection of policy and technology.
As the result of a recently concluded partnership, we would also be able to offer a grant in the field of engineering at John Deere (JD), the largest manufacturer of agricultural machinery. John Deere product lines comprise agricultural system solutions and services as well as sensor systems. Currently, John Deere’s European Technology Innovation Center (JD ETIC) is involved in a large set of research projects in cooperation with many external partners (mainly universities and public research organizations such as Fraunhofer). The ongoing developments focus mainly on new system technologies and architectures for a holistic smart farming (including precision farming and autonomous guidance systems as well as robotics) and drive train technologies (including internal combustion engines and electrification). A Fulbright supported project could be placed in each of these focal areas.
Host country language ability commensurate with the requirements of the project.
In addition to traditional research scholars and postdoctoral candidates, administrators looking to exchange best practices with their European counterparts are also welcome to apply. Professionals such as policy-makers, policy analysts and researchers at think tanks, non-profit organizations (NGOs), associations, learned societies, foundations, decision-makers at state or federal government offices, and individuals in industry or the media with relevant professional experience are also encouraged to apply.
€3,000 per month with a maximum total grant amount of €29,000
Travel allowance of €2,000 for grantee only.
The Fulbright Commission in Belgium pays for the participation and transportation costs of all Fulbright-Schuman grantees to attend its annual EU-NATO seminar held in Brussels, Belgium and Luxembourg each spring.