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Fulbright Scholar Program in Europe: UK Grants

Fulbright

Dear Colleague,

I am writing to let you know that the competition for U.S. Fulbright Scholar awards to the United Kingdom is now open. We are soliciting applications for the 2014-15 academic year from all levels of faculty and professionals, including early career.

The largest Fulbright Scholar Program in Europe, the UK now offers 35 Core grants for U.S. faculty and professionals to conduct research, teaching or a combination of the two in a variety of fields. This includes: two grants open in all disciplines at any viable UK institution; two grants under Police Research or Criminal Justice Scholar award; two grants under Northern Ireland Governance and Public Policy award; three Distinguished Chair grants; four Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorships. In addition, unique to the program are 20 university-partnership awards at designated host universities.

Of special note could be the seven new awards that have been added to the program for AY 2014-15:

 

Fulbright-Global Shakespeare Center Distinguished Chair

Fulbright-University of Birmingham Distinguished Chair

Fulbright-University of Dundee Award (Art and Design)

Fulbright-Birkbeck College

Fulbright-Durham University

Fulbright-Loughborough University

Fulbright-Regent’s College

 

Below is a list of a sample of the 25 renewed grant opportunities:

 

Fulbright-Durham University at the Institute of Advanced Studies (All Disciplines) (Theme for 2014/15 – Emergence)

Fulbright-Lancaster University (STEM-Science and Technology)

Fulbright-Northern Ireland Governance and Public Policy

Fulbright-Queen’s University Belfast (Anglophone Irish Writing and Literature)

Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorship at the Glasgow School of Art (Health and Wellbeing)

Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorship, University of Edinburgh, College of Humanities and Social Science

Fulbright-University of the Arts London

 

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and hold a Ph.D. or appropriate professional/terminal degree at the time of application. The application deadline is August 1, 2013. 

For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please follow the link http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/. You may also wish to register for one of our webinars at http://www.cies.org/Webinar/ (including one on the UK), or to join our online community, My Fulbright, a resource center for applicants interested in the program.

I would greatly appreciate if you could share this opportunity with members of your listservs, newsletters or social media group. For further information about specific awards, please contact Krisztina Miner, Program Officer for the UK, at kminer@iie.org.

Best wishes,

Krisztina Miner, Ph.D.
Program Officer, Europe and Eurasia
Fulbright Scholar Program
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Ph: 202-686-8645 | Fax: 202-686-4029
kminer@iie.org | www.iie.org/cies

 

IUPUI lecturer to share insights gained on trip to China with students

David Strong, with colleagues, on trip to China

When the subject turned to China and globalization in his introductory sociology classes at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, David Strong realized two things: His students wanted to learn more about China, and so did he.

When an opportunity to see China first-hand came along, Strong seized it. The sociology lecturer in the IU School of Liberal Arts applied for and was selected, along with other educators from Indiana colleges and universities, to visit China in May 2012. The trip was designed for faculty members who don’t specialize in issues surrounding China but want to incorporate material about China into their teaching.

The trip was sponsored and financed by the Indiana Consortium for International Programs, the Confucius Institute and IUPUI’s Office of International Affairs.

Strong said the experience, which also included a visit to India, underscored the reasons everyone should keep an eye on China and its future, including intellectual reasons and simple curiosity.

But even if none of those reasons apply, he said there is another consideration for Hoosiers: their jobs.
Strong said he was surprised by the speed of new construction in China and how quickly the country is modernizing itself. “You really can, in some respects, very palpably feel this ancient society sprinting into the 21st century.”

Going to China left him with a more nuanced view that he will share with his students.
Among the impressions he took away:

  • “Intellectually, you know China is a big country, but when you are there you realize how damn big it is. The capital city of Yunnan Province, Kunming, where we visited, is in southwest China. Kunming is considered a smaller, provincial capital in China. Yet the population of Kunming is greater than Los Angeles.”
  • “China is a land of contrasts — where farmers in rural areas still use no more technology than they did 500 years ago to grow rice in a country that has a space program.”
  • “In Beijing, we drove past sophisticated, modern skyscrapers on our way to the Great Wall of China.”
  • “Globalization has had its winners and losers in China. In rural areas, so much of the country seems unaffected.”
  • “As long as central power isn’t challenged, you don’t see or feel the power of the state as nearly as much as I thought you would.”

China has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, Strong said. “But what will be the future for the poorest Chinese?” Whether the well-to-do in China are able to live a peaceful, secure life depends upon the answer to that question, he said.

“I remember coming back after this three-week experience and Indiana seemed so small,” Strong said. “We know only a small percentage of the world’s population is American. But it is one thing to know that and another to see it in such a profound way.”

Source: http://newscenter.iupui.edu/5706/IUPUI-lecturer-to-share-insights-gained-on-trip-to-China-with-students