Fulbright Commission and Elsevier Introduce Bibliometrics Award

New opportunity for British post-grads to study in US

London, 1 October 2012 - The US-UK Fulbright Commission, the world’s largest merit-based scholarship programme, and Elsevier, the leading provider of science and health information products and services, announced a new award for post-graduate British students to study in any interdisciplinary field requiring bibliometric analysis in the US. The first award will be granted in academic year 2013/14. Bibliometrics is the quantitative analysis of research output, used, for example, to uncover new research trends, emerging fields of science or collaborations between universities and industry.

The Bibliometrics Award, part of the Fulbright Awards Programme and sponsored by Elsevier, provides British post-grads who wish to take such interdisciplinary courses with a new opportunity to study in the US. The award will not only offer a scholarship to study at a top higher education institute in the US, it will also give the recipient access to the global Fulbright programme with its distinctive enrichment opportunities and scholar benefits package. 

The Fulbright Awards Programme is looking not only for academic excellence but also:


As a Fulbright Scholar they will join the global alumni network and will return to the UK with enhanced skills, new contacts and fresh ideas.

Penny Egan, Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission said, “I’m thrilled that we have forged this great partnership between two such respected organisations, both of which are dedicated to supporting excellence and scholarship.’

Nick Fowler, Managing Director Institutional Markets at Elsevier, said: “As research seeks to address the major challenges of our time, it increasingly develops across the boundaries of traditional disciplines. Elsevier is delighted to partner with the Fulbright Commission on this new award in which the recipient will use publication and citation data analysis to advance the study of research.”

Award details can be found at  http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-usa/postgraduates/elsevier-bibliometrics-award .

The closing date for applications is 15 November 2012.


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About the US-UK Fulbright Commission:
The US-UK Fulbright Commission was created by treaty on 22 September 1948. The Fulbright Commission offers grants at postgraduate and postdoctoral level for study in any discipline and at any accredited institution in the US and UK, as well as a number of special exchanges programmes for shorter projects or for younger scholars. During the last six decades, approximately 15,000 UK nationals have studied in the US and 12,000 US nationals in the UK as part of the Fulbright Programme. Prominent alumni of the Fulbright Programme include poet Sylvia Plath, Liam Byrne MP, Dr Ben Broadbent, Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee and the economist and noble prizewinner Joseph Steiglitz.

About the Fulbright Programme Worldwide:
Created in the aftermath of the Second World War through the vision of US Senator J. William Fulbright, the Fulbright Programme promotes the twin goals of academic excellence and cultural understanding. It operates in more than 150 countries, providing students, scholars and professionals with the opportunity to observe each others’ political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ideas and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world’s inhabitants.

About Elsevier:
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including  The Lancet and  Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include  ScienceDirect Scopus Reaxys MD Consult and  Mosby’s Nursing Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the  SciVal suite and  MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam,  Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of  Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

Media Contacts:
Penny Egan
Executive Director
US-UK Fulbright Commission
Tel: PA, Ms Moray Heal, 0207 498 4012
Email: Moray@Fulbright.org.uk