Beginning in the 2018-2019 application cycle, the Fulbright Commission in Brussels will be offering two unique opportunities for Belgian and Luxembourgish students and scholars in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at Florida Polytechnic University.
Fulbright Partner Award for Graduate Studies at Florida Polytechnic University
The Fulbright Partner Award for Graduate Studies at Florida Polytechnic University provides a scholarship for a Belgian or Luxembourgish student to pursue master’s degree at Florida Polytechnic University in the College of Innovation & Technology or College of Engineering. Successful applicants will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a STEM-related field and will submit an independent application to Florida Polytechnic University.
The selected grantee will receive additional financial support through Graduate Teaching Position (value of $9000) and a waiver of out-of-state tuition fee in order to further defray tuition costs. For more information about the benefits received by all Belgian and Luxembourgish Fulbright grantees, please visit the section of our website dedicated to Grants for Graduate Studies & Research.
Applicants to the Fulbright Partner Award for Graduate Studies at Florida Polytechnic University have the choice between a master’s degree in innovation and technology (MI&T) or a master’s degree in engineering. The Master of Innovation & Technology (MI&T) degree provides opportunities to address present day challenges and develop technologies for the future. The college supports graduate research through state-of-the-art experimental and computational research facilities under close faculty supervision in the following areas Big Data Analytics and Logistics-Analytics. Both thesis and project tracks are offered in the Master’s degree in Information Technology and Innovation. (Read more here.) The Master’s Degree in engineering includes a balanced course offering, including advanced interdisciplinary engineering technical courses, technology management and technology development. The electives within the program are divided into the focus areas of Robotics and Electrical Control Systems. For more information about this degree. (Read more here.)
Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Florida Polytechnic University
The Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Florida Polytechnic University is a research position for Belgian and Luxembourgish postdoctoral researchers and professors. The Fulbright Chair will carry out the program of research, teaching, and service outlined in the successful application, normally for a minimum of one semester. The selected grantee will be focused on research pertaining to any of the following general subject areas:
- computer science
- computer engineering
- mechanical engineering
- industrial engineering
- operations research
- health informatics and big data
- autonomous vehicles
The Fulbright Chair will receive additional financial support from Florida Poly in the amount of $25,000 as well as on-campus support (e.g., office space). For more information about the benefits received by all Belgian and Luxembourgish Fulbright grantees, please visit the section of our website dedicated to Grants for Post-Doctoral Research.
About Florida Polytechnic University
The newest of the twelve institutions in the State University System of Florida, Florida Polytechnic University is a public university that focuses primarily on STEM education. As stated on the university’s website, the mission of Florida Polytechnic University is to prepare 21st century learners in advanced fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to become innovative problem-solvers and high-tech professionals through interdisciplinary teaching, leading-edge research and collaborative local, regional and global partnerships. To learn more about the university, please visit floridapoly.edu.