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Fulbright Scholar Program workshop set for April 19

Interested faculty, administration members and professionals are encouraged to attend the free Fulbright Scholar Workshop Friday, April 19, in Carlson Library Room 1005.

The presentations will include an introduction to the Fulbright Program, information about teaching and research opportunities in more than 120 countries, and tips on how to craft a competitive application.

The workshop will run from 9 to 11 a.m.

“Any faculty member interested in increasing mutual understanding between the United States and other countries should attend the workshop,” said Chessica Oetjens, coordinator for competitive awards and undergraduate research in the Jesup Scott Honors College. “Opportunities are available for faculty members to conduct research, lecture, and/or consult with other scholars and institutions abroad.”

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946; it is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

“We also want our faculty to walk away with curiosity and explore the option of establishing connections abroad and even consider beginning the application process,” Oetjens said.

Each Fulbright experience is unique for each individual.

“Despite the variety of experiences, Fulbrighters have described their experience as life-changing and having an instrumental influence on both their professional and personal endeavors,” Oetjens said.

More than 1,200 faculty and professionals travel abroad annually through the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program.

Former Fulbright Scholars also will be in attendance at the workshop to answer questions.

For more information on the Fulbright Workshop, contact Oetjens at chessica.oetjens@utoledo.edu.

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