The October 24 online edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights how in spite of budgetary reductions, the Fulbright Program continues to promote innovative projects addressing global challenges like developing renewable-energy sources or fighting HIV/AIDS. The article reports that, as part of its new Fulbright Nexus Program, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State provided awards to 20 scholars, nonprofit leaders and businesspeople in the Western Hemisphere who are doing work in three areas: science, technology and innovation; sustainable energy; and entrepreneurship. Feature articles in this special Chronicle report include profiles of an Afghan Fulbright Student engineer who hopes to help rebuild his country, a Fulbright-mtvU grantee promoting interfaith dialogue and peace in Northern Ireland and a Fulbright Scholar addressing HIV/AIDS in Sierra Leone. The edition also includes the lists of “Top Producing” schools – those institutions in each Carnegie Classification that had the highest number of students and scholars who received Fulbright grants this year.
The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 300,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. In the United States, the Institute of International Education administers and coordinates activities relevant to the Fulbright Student Program and Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the U.S Department of State. You can find out more about the Fulbright Program at www.fulbrightonline.org, or on the State Department’s Fulbright website at http://fulbright.state.gov.
To find out details on your campus’s involvement with the Fulbright Student Program, please contact Tony Claudino at IIE (email@example.com); for details regarding the Fulbright Scholar Program, please contact Peter Vanderwater at CIES (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Congratulations to all those institutions whose students received Fulbright grants this year and especially to those listed in this year’s top producing lists. We would like to thank the Fulbright Program Advisers for their successful advising of their students.