New York, New York:
Select Fulbright Program Advisers participated in workshops at the Institute of International Education (IIE) as part of the Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA) Development Initiative, a bi-annual event designed to help diversify which institutions participate in the Fulbright and other U.S. Department of State sponsored programs.
Each spring, approximately 10-15 institutions that have not recently been active or participated with the Fulbright Program are selected by competitive application in an effort to inform them of international exchange opportunities that they may not be aware of, and to assist them with developing their own “Fulbright culture” on their respective campuses.
During the two-day initiative, the initiative FPAs are given tools they need to effectively recruit and assist applicants, and internationalize their campuses by developing synergies with programs like the Gilman Scholarships and the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. The spring initiative focuses on gearing up for the open of the forthcoming Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition, and the fall initiative provides an in-depth forum for understanding the application selection process. All participating FPAs are asked to develop individualized Fulbright recruitment toolkits and timelines for the following year’s competition.
If you are a Fulbright Program Adviser interested in learning more about the FPA Development Initiative, please contact Fulbright Program Adviser Liaison, Lora Seery at firstname.lastname@example.org.