NEW YORK, October 24, 2011—A special editorial section in the October 24 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 main news article reports that, as part of its new Fulbright Nexus Program, the bureau 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.
Congratulations to all those students and scholars who received Fulbright grants this year, and to their colleges and universities -- 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.
To find out further details on your campus's involvement with the Fulbright Student Program, please contact Tony Claudino at IIE (firstname.lastname@example.org); for details regarding the Fulbright Scholar Program, please contact Peter Vanderwater at CIES (email@example.com).
Visit the Chronicle of Higher Education online to see this special coverage of the Fulbright Program. The articles also appear in the Chronicle's October 24 print edition.
Music Student Seeks Sounds of Reconciliation in Northern Ireland
Fulbright Scholar From Afghanistan Resolves to Apply Skills Back Home
A Doctor With a Mission Expands His Work in Sierra Leone
Charts and Graphics:
Countries Sending the Most Scholars to the U.S.
Top Destinations for U.S. Scholars
Top Destinations for U.S. Students
Top Producers of American Scholars, by Institution Type
Top Producers of American Students, by Institution Type
Complete Lists of Institutions that produced U.S. Fulbright Students 2011-12
View an archive of Top Producing Institutions for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program
List of Top Institutions Producing U.S. Fulbright Scholars for 2011-12
Top Producing Lists for U.S. Fulbright Scholars