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FULBRIGHT PROGRAM GIVES GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES

Plan early and start as soon as possible – this was the advice the panel gave audience members during the Hinckley Institute of Politics Fulbright forum on Tuesday.

Michael Hardman, the chief global officer at the Office for Global Engagement, said the Fulbright Program is “unbelievably underutilized” at the U. He said out of Pac-12 schools, the U ranks last in Fulbright applications and in Fulbright scholars who are accepted into the program.

Hardman said in the 2012-2013 academic year, the U had five applications compared to an average of 50 at the other Pac-12 schools, and only one of those five received the award.

Mushtaq Memon, the Fulbright ambassador for the Utah chapter, said the program is not limited to students or faculty and that any U.S citizen can apply. Read more...

Four University of Utah students receive prestigious Fulbright scholarships

Students will travel across the globe to teach English, enter a MA program, and conduct research

Four University of Utah students have received highly competitive Fulbright awards for 2016. The prestigious awards will allow one undergraduate student to teach English in South Korea, one to teach English in Malaysia, another student to enter a Master’s program at a British university, and a graduate student to conduct research in Bulgaria and Romania. Each award is for one academic year.

The US Fulbright program was established in 1946 to create mutual understanding and support friendly and peaceful relations between people in the U.S. and other countries. The program provides grants for international exchange for students and scholars to study, teach and conduct research. It is the largest U.S. international exchange program, offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Meet The Fulbright Recipients 2016...

INFORMATION ABOUT THE FULBRIGHT PROGRAM

Prof. Howard Lehman
Fulbright Faculty Representative
154B Orson Spencer Hall
801-581-6246

Howard P. Lehman, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria for spring semester 2015. As the Visiting Professor of International Studies, Prof. Lehman will teach classes on international politics. He also will conduct a study entitled “Soft Power, Leadership, and Foreign Aid: The Case of Austria.” This is Prof. Lehman’s third Fulbright Award, having received one for Slovakia (1994-5) and for Japan (2002-3).

WHAT IS THE FULBRIGHT PROGRAM?

The University of Utah Fulbright Academy

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Fulbright U.S. Student program

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Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

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The Fulbright Program, including the Fulbright-Hays Program, is a program of highly competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946.

Last Updated: 2/10/17