2nd edition Fulbright Award in Law and Sustainability | NOVA School of Law
Application deadline: September 15, 2023
We announce the opening of our call for applications for the second edition of the Fulbright Award in Law and Sustainability | NOVA School of Law, under the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.
This grant, awarded in the context of the protocol signed with the Fulbright Commission, is targeted at US professors and researchers that wish to spend one academic semester at NOVA School of Law carrying out teaching and research activities within the topic of Law and Sustainability.
The length of the award – granted in its first edition to Professor Burke Griggs, from Washburn University – will be 4 months and the starting dates are flexible, although the preferred starting month is September 2024.
Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests match one or several of NOVA School of Law’s strategic priorities which are as follows:
- The role of law in promoting the three pillars of sustainability: social, environmental and economic (the research interests of the candidates may focus on only one of these pillars or several);
- Strengthening Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions;
- Law, Innovation and Digitalization.
These three strategic priorities may include a range of topics covering the following SDGs:
- Peace, justice and security (SDG 16);
- Human rights in the digital age/ cybersecurity (SDG 9, 16);
- Decent work, responsible Business Conduct (SDG 8);
- Law and blue economy: the ocean (SDG 12, 13, 14);
- Law and green economy: energy and climate (SDG 7, 12, 13, 15);
- Alternative dispute resolution in the digital age (SDG 16);
- Right to sustainable and smart cities (SDG 11, 12);
- Regulation, policymaking and the digital transformation (SDGs 9, 16);
- Green taxation, social solidarity and public policies (SDG 1, 8);
- Human rights, access to justice and the rule of law (SDG 16);
- Sustainability and digitalization of financial markets (SDG 1, 8, 12);
- Compliance, enforcement and ESG (SDG 16);
- Data science, Artificial Intelligence and empirical legal studies (SDG 9, 16);
- Institutional governance and reform (SDG 16);
- Law, health and well-being (SDG 3);
- Gender Equality (SDG 5).
Ideally, the research interests of the recipient of the award should also match the activities carried by any one of the knowledge centers of NOVA School of Law
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered: Law, Economics, Environmental Sciences, History, Information Sciences/Systems, International Relations, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health and Sociology.
There is special interest in scholars with a legal background or, for those with no legal background, those with an interest in inter, multi or cross disciplinary research involving legal systems.
There is particular interest in scholars who, in their respective fields, carry out research which is focused on meeting at least one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for everyone by 2030.
Also note that applications must be submitted through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program website.