Program Description

The Study of the U.S. Institutes will take place in June and July 2015. The Environmental Stewardship Institute will be hosted at Kansas State University in  Manhattan, Kansas, and the Social Entrepreneurship Institute will be hosted at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Each Institute will have 20 participants and will include a four week academic residency component and a one week integrated study tour.

Please note that the terms of application and nomination have changed since previous years - before applying we encourage every applicant to read through the application requirements and FAQs before applying.

The Study of the U.S. Institute for European Student Leaders on Environmental Stewardship will explore current themes in environmental studies, which may include natural resource management, sustainable development/ sustainable agricultural practices, food security, ecotourism, energy generation (new and traditional forms), and water management and treatment.  The program will be interactive and experiential, with field trips to research facilities and opportunities for classroom discussion. The issues will be explored from numerous angles: local grassroots activism and civic initiatives, market-oriented approaches, and federal government policies and regulation.  The Institute might also examine the relationship between environmental security and national security.  In addition, the Institute will explore environmental issues in the context of a globalized society, and will draw comparisons between the United States and the participants’ home countries.  We expect the Institute on Environmental Stewardship to provide opportunities for participants to engage with policy makers, individuals in technical positions, community representatives, indigenous leaders, and other key actors committed to the protection and management of the environment.

Study of the U.S. Institute for European Student Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship will examine social entrepreneurship in the United States, including the development, history, challenges, and successes of U.S. social enterprises.  The program will be interactive and experiential, and will combine classroom instruction with panel discussions, business visits, and volunteer opportunities. The Institute will give participants a foundation in how to employ entrepreneurial skills to address social issues and will provide opportunities to meet with American local community leaders.  The Institute may address topics such as business ethics, negotiations, emerging markets and risk analysis, microfinance, corporate social responsibility, strategic business planning and innovation, and women and minorities in entrepreneurship.

The application

Please complete the APPLICATION and return it to sara(a)fulbright.no before midnight March 2, 2015.

Note that in addition to the application, all applicants must submit two letters of reference and certified academic transcripts. The reference report at the back of the application should be forwarded to two recommenders. The letters should then be sent by the recommenders directly, to our office.

Mailing address for certified (copies) of your academic transccripts and letters of recommendation: U.S.-Norway Fulbright Foundation, Arbinsgate 2, 0253 Oslo

An incomplete application may not be considered.