Workshop details Fulbright application process

March 09, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- To learn about the Fulbright Scholar program and how to become the recipient of one of these prestigious grants, plan to attend the Faculty Fulbright Application Workshop, to be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 in Ballroom D-E of the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus. The event is sponsored by the University Office of Global Programs.

Facilitator for the workshop will be Andy Riess, senior program officer at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), the agency that administers faculty Fulbright grants. Faculty and staff from universities and colleges throughout Pennsylvania are invited to attend. The workshop is provided free of charge.

While a Fulbright grant makes it possible for faculty to lecture and pursue research in other parts of the world, it also means their experiences will be brought back to share with students and colleagues at home. A scholarly research or lecture project that involves significant interaction with international colleagues, or that would be enhanced by on-site work at an international venue, are particularly appropriate for these grants.

The Fulbright portfolio of programs includes much more than the traditional three- to twelve-month research or lecturing grant; one possibility is short-term grants that allow senior faculty and administrators the chance to share their expertise for a more schedule-friendly few weeks at an international institution. Detailed information about the different opportunities can be found on Penn State’s Fulbright Web site at http://www.international.psu.edu/faculty_staff/fulbright.htm and on the CIES Web site at http://www.iie.org/cies/.

Individuals who are unable to attend the workshop at the scheduled time should contact Janet Haner at (814) 865-0771 or jah3@psu.edu to set up an individual appointment with the workshop facilitator or to request a application materials or a CD of the presentation.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009