|Fulbright Scholar visits offered|
The Fulbright Scholar program provides partial support for campus visits from Fulbright Visiting (non-U.S.) Scholars. These are scholars who are visiting United States institutions and would come to UND for a two- or three-day visit through the Occasional Lecturer Program. Scholars can be asked to speak to students or faculty about the scholar’s area of research and/or home country. If your department might want to host a scholar in spring 2008, this is the perfect time to initiate contact.
Find a scholar of interest by going to the Fulbright Web site (http://www.cies.org/), clicking on “Visiting Scholar Directory,” and then searching by home country, discipline, host institution, etc. Scholars who are based at the University of Minnesota, e.g., would be eligible for $250 stipends in support of travel to UND. Scholars based 2,000 miles away would be eligible for $750 travel stipends.
To contact a scholar of interest, get in touch with someone at his/her host institution for contact information, and then make the initial contact for the proposed visit. Guest scholars may or may not receive honoraria, but they will definitely expect you to help them enjoy their experience of the local area, culture, and people (they typically are hosted by a family, rather than put up in a hotel). They may be especially interested in visiting UND if their host institution is located in a very different setting. In order to apply for funding to support the visit, your guest scholar will need a formal letter of invitation that specifies the dates of the trip and the lecture topic.
For further information, visit the Web site cited above and click on the “Occasional Lecturer Program” under “Fulbright Programs for Visiting Scholars.”
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