Three Nelson Institute faculty receive Fulbright Scholar awards

November 7, 2014

Four University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members, including three faculty affiliates of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, have received Fulbright Scholar Awards to lecture and/or conduct research abroad during the 2014-15 academic year, the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

They are among approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad in 2014-15 through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, which is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education.

The 2014-15 Fulbright Scholars from the Nelson Institute are:

The Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, is designed to increase mutual understanding among people of the United States and other countries. The program currently operates in more than 155 countries.

The primary funding for the program comes from appropriations by Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in the United States and other countries also provide direct and indirect support.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given more than 318,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, scientists, and other professionals the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Source: UW-Madison Division of International Studies

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