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:

  • demonstrable ambassadorial skills with evidence of cultural sensitivity and a genuine desire to learn more about the United States and share with American citizens aspects of British culture,
  • experience and interest in a range of extracurricular and community activities,
  • leadership potential

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.”

Read more about the Awards.

The closing date for applications is 15 November 2012.


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 global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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