|Fulbright Scholar awards are available|
Faculty who may be eligible for a developmental leave in 2010-2011 or beyond should consider whether a Fulbright application would serve their professional needs. According to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES, the organization which sponsors the Fulbright program), faculty apply for a wide variety of reasons. You may simply desire to live and teach or conduct research abroad. In some cases you might apply as part of a larger effort to internationalize a department or program. In other situations, you may have specific scholarly needs (e.g., for access to specific archives or specific scientific equipment and expertise) which can be met only at a particular location. Whatever the impetus, the aim of the Fulbright program is to build connections and mutual understanding among faculty and students around the world, and to help faculty refresh their thinking by learning and working in a context quite different from the home institution.
If you may be eligible for a leave and would like to know more about the application process, you can visit the CIES Web site (http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/) to learn more about the traditional scholar program as well as other programs offered through the organization. (Please note that it’s possible to use Fulbright resources to bring international faculty to UND as well as to sponsor your own international travel and study.)
Or UND has received three CIES flashdrives containing all relevant program and application information, and those can be borrowed by any faculty member who is considering an application. To borrow one of the Fulbright flashdrives, please contact Joan Hawthorne at <firstname.lastname@example.org> .
-- Joan Hawthorne, Assistant Provost, Academic Affairs, email@example.com, 7-4684