Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 2:45 PM

The Fulbright Opportunity.

Alfred Conklin, Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH 45177

The Fulbright program, established in 1946, aims to foster international cooperation and increase mutual understanding between scholars in the United States and those in other countries. This is accomplished by allowing scholars from the United States to travel and work in foreign countries and scholars in foreign countries to come to the United States. The CIES (Council for International Exchange of Scholars) administers a number of different programs. The Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program (TFSP) is the one available and useful to most U.S. faculty. There are eight different types of awards, three of which-- lectureships, research appointments and combination lecture/research appointments-- are most often chosen by faculty members. Each year CIES posts Fulbright opportunities in various areas of study and areas of the world.  In most cases the faculty member will be associated with a department in a major university. Housing is often provided by the university while transportation and living expenses are provided by the Fulbright program. Opportunities to travel and lecture in the country are also provided. Examples of Fulbright activities will be discussed along with aspects of concern to perspective Fulbrighters.