The Fulbright-Cognition Scholar Award in Education Research is for a New Zealand researcher or educator to pursue research in the US designed to have an impact on New Zealand student outcomes. One or two awards valued at up to US$37,500 are granted each year, towards two to five months of research.
Closing date: 1 October annually
This award is offered in partnership with the Cognition Education Trust, a not-for-profit which, through its granting, invests in educational initiatives, interventions and projects that measurably improve the outcomes of New Zealand learners. Evaluation of impact is at the core of the Cognition Education Trust’s granting to ensure projects are tightly-focused and the Trust can confidently share evidence-based findings with the education community.
The award is available to applicants involved in one or more of the research, practice and policy contexts of early childhood education and primary/secondary schooling. Because effective teaching and learning is informed by a robust process of teacher inquiry, the Cognition Education Trust’s investment will be targeted to build teachers’ capacity to “know the impact of their teaching” to inform teaching and learning.
Recipients will use the award to:
a) establish key relationships with credible education researchers or research organisations in the US;
b) collect, collate, analyse and use data available in the US for a research project; and
c) publish and disseminate the research findings broadly for New Zealand educators and education researchers.
The award is available to established or emerging researchers.
To be eligible, you must:
You are eligible to apply for this award if you:
Preference for Fulbright scholar awards is given to candidates who have not previously received a Fulbright scholar award, or had extensive recent experience in the US (ie. have not studied, taught, researched or worked in the US for a period aggregating more than nine months/one academic year during the past five years).
* These entitlements are set on the basis that scholars will receive financial assistance in the form of paid leave and/or research grants during their award. Higher stipend entitlements will be provided to scholars not receiving financial assistance in the form of paid leave and/or research grants during their award, to a maximum of US$6,000 per month.
† The family allowance is not available if your partner is receiving an income during the award. Dependents must be accompanying you for at least 80% of the duration of your Fulbright award to be eligible for any dependent allowances.
It was Senator J William Fulbright’s mission to build peace through the mutual understanding of cultures. Fulbright applicants and grantees are expected to understand and support this mission and be effective ambassadors for New Zealand. In addition to the monetary, educational and cultural exchange benefits made possible by the award, Fulbright grantees carry the prestige of the Fulbright programme along with them throughout their careers. Alumni are expected to succeed and be ‘thought leaders’ in their respective fields/careers, and to support and remain engaged with the Fulbright programme for the rest of their lives.
It is the Cognition Education Trust’s responsibility to:
* Note that if the application deadline falls on a weekend or public holiday, the deadline is extended to 5:00pm on the next business day.
We encourage applications from all of the education sector, including academics, practising teachers and policy makers. If you are inexperienced at writing grant applications, please feel free to contact one of these appointed advisers for advice and guidance on preparing your application:
|Janinka Greenwood, University of Canterbury
(03) 345 8390
|Stephen May, University of Auckland
(09) 623 8899 ext. 48410
|Stuart Middleton, Manukau Institute of Technology
(09) 968 7692
|Hine Waitere, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
(07) 307 1467
Applicants must complete both the official online application for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (which requires support documents to be uploaded and the names and email addresses of three references to be registered), and the supplementary application form enclosed in the following information pack:
For further information, contact our Programme Manager for this award, Shauna Mendez – firstname.lastname@example.org / 04 494 1500
Fulbright New Zealand has Campus Advisers stationed on all major New Zealand campuses. Our Advisers are all Fulbright alumni who are available to discuss their exchange experiences with students and staff, as well as to give basic information about our awards.
You can find out more about the range of Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Awards and how to apply in this recently-recorded webinar: