Hannah Bailey

Hannah Bailey

Unravelling historical climate records preserved in Alaskan glacial ice

This research project will quantify, evaluate, and assess recent extraordinary changes to Alaska’s hydrological cycle and glaciers. The research, based at the University of Alaska Anchorage, will apply state-of–the-art isotopic techniques to unravel the historical climate records preserved in Alaskan mountain ice core. This high-impact and ambitious project will provide a highly relevant contribution to polar environmental research. 

  Stefan LachowyczStefan Lachowycz

Investigating temporal changes in volcanic hazards and risk using statistical techniques

Volcanoes are unique as a geological hazard in their propensity for the risks they pose to change through time, sometimes abruptly with little warning. The causes of this temporal variability are poorly understood, particularly the influence of external factors such as weather and large earthquakes, despite the significance for risk appraisal.  This project will investigate the causes of variations by monitoring and analysing data from various active volcanoes.

 Edward FoaleEdward Foale

Homeland Security MSc

Edward’s main interest is risk assessment in the context of national security and informing contingency planning for national emergencies. During his Master’s Degree, Edward will compare the British and American governments’ approaches to national resilience and focus on the way new technologies, particularly those not yet on widespread release, could be used maliciously to facilitate national emergencies in innovative ways.  He hopes to make a valuable contribution to the debate on technological resilience.

Since the collaboration with the US-UK Fulbright Commission was established in 2012, the following Scholars have been supported to undertake risk-related research in the US:

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How to apply:

Application for both awards is via the Fulbright Commission website:

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 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 and the economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz.