Fulbright program announces call for 2020-21 applications

June 25, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Applications for the 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Core Competition are now open.

The Fulbright Scholar Program was established in 1946 by U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright to promote mutual understanding between the United States and other countries. The program is sponsored by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, a unit within the U.S. Department of State. It is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, which is part of the Institute of International Education.

There are almost 60 Fulbright awards in over 30 countries in the Western Hemisphere, such as Canada, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. To apply, or for more information, read: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Regional Spotlight: Western Hemisphere. The deadline for submission is Sept. 16.

In addition, the following past Fulbright recipients are current members of the Fulbright Discipline-Based Panels. These panels were charged by the vice provost for Global Programs to share their experience and render advice to their colleagues applying for a Fulbright grant, and they also review project statements and make recommendations prior to submission.

“We have seen that these faculty members cherish their Fulbright experience, and want to help others throughout the process,” said Sylvester Osage, Faculty Fulbright adviser in Global Programs.

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Sandra Petrulionis, distinguished professor of English and American studies (chair)
  • Ann Killebrew, associate professor of archaeology
  • Nicole Webster, associate professor of youth and international development
  • Randal Newnham, professor of political science

Engineering and All Sciences

  • Timothy Bralower, professor of geosciences (chair)
  • Rick Bates, professor of horticulture
  • Peter Shull, associate professor of engineering
  • Anil Kulkarni, professor of mechanical engineering
  • James Sellers, professor and associate head for undergraduate mathematics
  • Julio Urbina, associate professor of electrical engineering 

Arts and Architecture

  • Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women’s, gender and sexuality studies (chair)
  • Ann Tarantino, assistant professor of arts and architecture
  • Neil Korostoff, associate professor of landscape architecture 
  • Steven Rubin, associate professor of art 

Business, Law, and Education

  • David Post, professor of education (chair)
  • David Morand, professor of management (Penn State Harrisburg)
  • Denise Potosky, professor of management (Penn State Great Valley)
  • Dana Mitra, professor of education 
  • Beth Farmer, professor of law and international affairs

Medicine and Health and Human Development

  • John Ellis, professor of psychiatry and pharmacology (Penn State Hershey) 
  • Robert Roeser, Bennet Pierce Professor of Caring and Compassion and professor of human development and family studies

Communications and IST

  • Anthony Olorunnisola, professor and head of the Department of Film-Video and Media Studies (chair)
  • Russell Frank, associate professor of journalism
Last Updated July 03, 2019