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Fulbright Program

The prestigious Fulbright program was established by legislation introduced by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1945.  The purpose of the program is to promote international good will through student exchanges. Since becoming law in 1946, about 360,000 faculty and upper-level students have been awarded grants to lecture or study abroad in over 160 countries as participants in the program. Grants are administered by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and awarded through a competitive application process.

A full description of the program and awards is available at the Department of State website. More information is presented on the website of the Institute of International Education

The application deadline is September 15, 2022, 11:59 pm PST. 

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 400 awards in more than 130 countries for U.S. citizens to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects around the world.  College and university faculty, as well as artists and professionals from a wide range of fields can join over 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections and greater mutual understanding.

UNF Fulbright Faculty

University of North Florida Faculty Fulbright Alumni Mission

The mission of the University of North Florida Faculty Fulbright Alumni is to strengthen the internationalization of the University community. Employing the mission as a guide, the Faculty Fulbright Alumni, consisting of faculty and administrator recipients of Fulbright Awards abroad, will engage in a variety of actions that include:

  1. Meet once per semester to discuss programs and activities.
  2. Bring visiting (non-US) Scholars to campus via the Outreach Lecturing Fund as expertise, topics and schedules might allow.
  3. Work with University administration to ensure that faculty applications to the Fulbright program proceed smoothly, with University support.
  4. Assist UNF faculty in their applications to the various Fulbright Scholars programs.
  5. Provide support to promotional efforts for UNF students to apply to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

List of UNF Faculty Fulbright Alumni

The UNF community is privileged to include alumni of the prestigious Fulbright Scholars Program. Participants in two categories designated with *. 

FULBRIGHT CORE/SCHOLAR
Name Subject Country Date
Parvez Ahmed Business Bangladesh 2009-10
Mina Baliamoune-Lutz Economics US (<- Morocco) 1998-99
Andrew Buchwalter* Philosophy Germany 1992-93
Keith Cartwright American Studies Mexico 2016
Vanessa Cruz* Art and Design Ireland 2012
Adel El Safty Engineering United Arab Emirates 2015-16
Robert Frankel Business/Intl Marketing Poland 2002-03
David Jaffee Sociology Hong-Kong 2010-11
Jurek Karylowski (emeritus) Psychology Poland 2001-02
Thomas Leonard (emeritus) History Argentina/ Central America/ Bulgaria 1984-85/ 1990
Mauricio Gonzalez Museology Guatemala 1991
Jay Huebner (emeritus) Physics Germany 1988
Tru Leverette English Canada 2013
Ron Lukens-Bull Anthropology Indonesia 2008-09
Anne Pfister* Anthropology Mexico 2017-18
Sidney Rosenberg (emeritus) Business Latvia 1994
A Coskun Samli Business Turkey 1987
William Slaughter (emeritus) American Literature Egypt/ China 1980-81/ 1987-88
Gary Smart Music Indonesia 1992

 

FULBRIGHT SPECIALIST
Name Subject Country Date
Vanessa Cruz* Art and Design Austria 2014
Rob Haley Health Egypt/ U.A.E 2008, 2012
Michael Toglia Psychology Mexico 2011
Terence W. Cavanaugh   Educational Technology Kuwait / Bahrain      2004, 2015

 

FULBRIGHT TEACHER
Name Subject Country Date
Sarah Ainsworth Psychology Germany 2008-09
Phillip Riner Education England 1984-85

 

FULBRIGHT STUDENT
Name Subject Country Date
Alison Bruey History Chile 2003-04
Andrew Buchwalter* Philosophy Germany 1977-78
Adel El-Ansary Business US 1966-69
Patricia Geesey French Morocco 1987-88
Philip Kaplan History Greece 1994-95
Anne Pfister* Anthropology Mexico 2012-13
Nataliya Roman Communication U.S. 2009-11
Harry Rothschild History China 2000-01
David Sheffler History Germany 1999-00

Fulbright Scholar Program

Opportunities for Scholars

The Fulbright Program offers nine different types of opportunities for faculty who want to participate in teaching or conducting research abroad. Awards are available from two months to an academic year. Fluency in the language of the country is required by some countries, but most lecturing assignments are in English.

Application

The Council for International Exchange Scholars website provides complete descriptions of programs and award opportunities available. Applications, resources for applicants, and deadlines are also found on the website.

http://www.cies.org/programs

Fulbright Scholar Program Competition

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 400 awards in more than 130 countries for U.S. citizens to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects around the world.  College and university faculty, as well as artists and professionals from a wide range of fields can join over 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections and greater mutual understanding.

 

Fulbright for UNF Students

Opportunities for UNF Students

Graduating seniors who want to study abroad for a year before beginning graduate studies may apply for Fulbright scholarships. Masters and doctoral level students may also Fulbright scholarships to conduct research abroad. Fluency in the language of the country and a plan of study through a university is a requirement of some countries. Fulbright scholarships pay for travel, tuition and a monthly stipend.

The Fulbright Program at UNF is administered by the Hicks Honors College.

Hicks Honors College
904-620-2649
honors@unf.edu

Application

Students apply online in September for study during the next academic year. Notification of the award is sent directly to the recipient, between March and June. UNF is not notified until months after the recipients have been notified.

For more information please visit the Fulbright website.

Fulbright Webinars

Weekly webinars provide useful information about available Fulbright opportunities, and guide applicants through the process of submitting a successful Fulbright application. On the webinar Fulbright Program website a calendar of future and previously presented webinars is available.