Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Justice and Reconciliation

at King’s University College at Western University

Read about Dr. Cristina Stanciu (Virginia Commonwealth University), King's first Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Justice and Reconciliation.

About the Fulbright program

On August 1, 1946, President Harry Truman enacted legislation authorizing the international scholarship program bearing the name of Senator J. William Fulbright. In the almost 80 years since the program’s establishment, there are more than 350,000 Fulbright alumni in more than 160 countries, and the program is viewed as the gold standard in academic exchange and a leader in public diplomacy.

The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America – Fulbright Canada – is a bi-national, treaty-based, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with a mandate to identify the best and brightest minds in both countries and engage them in residential academic exchange. These individuals conduct research, lecture, or enrol in formal academic programs in the other country. With its support, Fulbright Canada aims to grow intellectual capacity, increase productivity, and assist in the shaping of future leaders.

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Award Benefit

US$25,000 for one semester (four months)

Grant Activity
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing within the parameters outlined
  • Present research findings in a knowledge exchange event to members of the King’s community
  • Advise and/or train students in research and related activities
Grant Description

King’s University College seeks a Fulbright Scholar qualified to explore concepts of justice and reconciliation, with a special focus on the role of religion and religious institutions in truth and reconciliation processes in the context of colonialism and racism in the Americas or globally. Historical and theoretical approaches are welcome, but the scholar must show how the research has practical relevance for those working to address contemporary reconciliation and restorative justice initiatives.

The Fulbright Scholar will benefit from working in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment recognized for producing high-quality research into various aspects of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

King’s is a Catholic liberal arts university college formally affiliated with Western University, a top-ranked Canadian research-intensive university. Sincerely seeking to be a place of community and global engagement, King's acknowledges in a special way the need to undertake initiatives to promote social justice; to redress historical injustices that have resulted in marginalization and discrimination; to improve access to higher education for historically disadvantaged individuals and communities; and to speak “uncomfortable truths” (Ex Corde Ecclesiae, I.32) about the nature and origins of the problems of our time.


Applicants from any Humanities or Social Science discipline are welcome. Applicants should demonstrate how past/ongoing research projects explore aspects of restorative justice and reconciliation, broadly construed.

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