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Fulbright workshops for faculty, staff set for March 16

By Erin Crews | Emory Report | Feb. 8, 2015

The Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives (GSI) and the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) are partnering to host a day of free Fulbright information sessions on Monday, March 16, for faculty and staff interesting in applying for Fulbright grants.

This year’s expanded programming is organized by GSI’s recently announced Global Fellowship Faculty Support resource, which also provides individualized assistance to faculty seeking international research and teaching experiences.

Cate McCraw, a program officer with the Fulbright Scholar Program, will be on campus to give a presentation on Fulbright Scholar grants for U.S. faculty and professionals. In addition, there are two new offerings this year: brief one-on-one meetings for faculty who have questions about the process and a Fulbright alumni panel discussion.

“As part of the university’s new global strategy, Emory is putting increased emphasis on programs like Fulbright that provide global opportunities for faculty to advance their scholarship and teaching,” says Philip Wainwright, vice provost for global strategy and initiatives. “GSI is excited to expand the assistance we provide to faculty through this collaboration with CFDE.”

Attendees will learn about opportunities to teach and conduct research abroad and get tips on preparing Fulbright grant applications.

The following March 16 sessions are open to faculty and staff:

  • Brief one-on-one meetings with McCraw will run from 9 to 11 a.m. in the CFDE, 216 Woodruff Library. She will review draft proposal summaries before her visit and provide guidance and feedback to strengthen them. To sign up for a time slot, email a short project abstract and a draft proposal if available to Allison Adams, associate director of the CFDE, by Friday, March 6. The description should be no more than two pages and include a brief bio and contact information.
  • A presentation and question-and-answer session on Fulbright Scholar grants will take place from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. in the Jones Room on the third floor of Woodruff Library, and boxed lunches will be served. Register online to attend by Thursday, March 12.
  • Past Fulbright grant recipients will share their experiences and take questions about putting together a successful application during a panel discussion from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., also in the Jones Room. Panelists include Professor of History Joe Crespino, Associate Professor of Nursing Jenny Foster and Business Librarian Lee Pasackow. Registration is not required.

The deadline for applications to the 2016-17 Fulbright Scholar Program is Aug. 3. The program provides approximately 800 teaching and research grants each year to U.S. faculty and professionals in a variety of fields. Grants are available in more than 125 countries.

For more information, contact Kevin Kelly, assistant director of the Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives.