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Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays Reception

Fulbright Awards Create Opportunities for Cultural Exchange, Research and Teaching Across the Globe and at Ohio State

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Jiraporn Inthasan

The Ohio State University is proud of our distinguished Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays grant recipients, as well as our numerous visiting international Fulbright awardees. Fulbright awards supported 18 Ohio State students, staff and faculty for international studies, teaching and research opportunities in 14 countries around the globe in 2019-2020. More than 50 students and scholars joined the Ohio State family this past year through Visiting Fulbright fellowships and grants. These new Buckeyes hailed from 24 countries spanning six continents and brought an international dimension to laboratories and classroom across campus.

Fulbright Visiting Scholars from nine countries joined the Buckeye family in 2019 for advanced research and lecturing. The scholars were from Australia, Croatia, Hungary, India, Ireland, Niger, Nigeria, Taiwan, and Thailand. Five scholars were hosted by the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, two joined the College of Education and Human Ecology and one was in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Fulbright International Fellows at Ohio StateThe Fulbright International Fellow/Student Program brought 22 fellows to Ohio State for educational exchange during the 2019-2020 academic year. The fellows came from 15 countries across the globe, including three fellows from Indonesia and Pakistan and two each from Colombia, South Korea and Turkey. The fellows were hosted in four colleges on campus. Five fellows were in Arts and Sciences, seven in Education and Human Ecology, six in Engineering and four in Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

Through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2019-2020, seven Ohio State faculty, administrators and professionals lectured, conducted research and participate in seminars in seven countries. Buckeyes traveled to Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Israel, Norway, and Taiwan to share their expertise and learn from peers. These faculty and staff exemplified the diversity of Ohio State representing colleges, departments and units across campus including: architecture, evolution, ecology and organismal biology, dance, nursing, physics, university libraries, and Jewish studies.

Daniel Roberts teaches dance in TaiwanThe College of Education and Human Ecology, the Office of International Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion collaborated with the German-American Fulbright Commission to offer a teacher-training seminar for cohorts of German master’s in education students and classroom teachers. The three-week seminar during Spring semester 2019 brought 20 German Fulbrighters to Columbus for the training experience.

Eight recent graduates and two PhD candidates participated in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in the past year. The cultural exchange program created opportunities for Buckeyes to study, conduct research or teach English abroad in seven countries. The cultural exchanges took place in Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Indonesia, The Netherlands, Peru and South Korea. The alumni and doctoral students brought academic backgrounds from various departments in the Arts and Sciences and one from the School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Justin Pinta, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, was awarded the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship by the U.S. Department of Education, International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office. Pinta conducted research for his dissertation in Argentina for six months examining the topic Minority Language Resilience in Corrientes Argentina.

For a complete list of Ohio State Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays recipients and international Fulbright awardees for the past two years, view the 2018-2020 Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays Recipients Program.

"The absolute passion I have now for developing global partnerships, for building real, tangible relationships with people from around the world, and then passing this love onto my colleagues and students – this is the real gift of The Fulbright Program award," reflects Dianne Morrison-Beedy, Centennial Professor of Nursing and Chief Talent & Global Strategy Officer, in The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Watch Morrison-Beedy reflect on the impact of her three Fulbright experiences, an Administrator award to France and Germany in 2014, a Fulbright Scholar award to Scotland in 2016 and a Fulbright Specialist award to Norway in 2019.