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Paper No. 1
Presentation Time: 8:00 AM


ADAMS, David, Council of International Exchange of Scholars, Institute of International Education, 3007 Tilden St. NW, Suite 5L, Washington, DC 20008,

David Adams, assistant director of outreach and public affairs at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, will explore components of the Fulbright Scholar Program that contribute to faculty development, international collaboration, and the development of international scientific exchange programs. Administrators will learn how to use the various components of the Fulbright Scholar Program to internationalize their campuses, including through bringing visiting Fulbright Scholars to U.S. campuses. The format will include time for questions and a discussion of opportunities with prospective applicants.

The Fulbright Scholar Program, the U.S. government’s flagship program for international education exchange, provides 1,100 grants annually for U.S. faculty and professionals to conduct research or teach in more than 125 countries.

The presentation’s first section will focus on the opportunities available to faculty and professionals interested in teaching or doing research abroad through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Fulbright Scholars in all branches of the sciences have taught classes, helped with curriculum development, and set up new programs. They have engaged in collaborative research with international colleagues, contributed to capacity-building in the developing world, and brought international perspectives back to science programs on their home campuses. Fulbright Scholar grants enhance the professional development of faculty, not only during their grant period but for the rest of their lives.

Because the support of senior administrators is a key factor in the success of Fulbright Scholar grantees, the presentation’s second section will focus on best practices at U.S. campuses. Topics covered will include sabbatical and other leave options; pay and benefit issues; treatment of Fulbright in tenure and promotion reviews; recognition of Fulbright Scholars, and leveraging Fulbright scholar grants as part of larger research projects.

David Adams, assistant director of outreach and public affairs at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, which administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, will lead the discussion.

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