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2018 Fulbright Week at Ohio State

2017 Fulbright Reception

This year's Fulbright Week at Ohio State will take place March 26 - 30 and will include events celebrating past recipients as well as a series of workshops and informations sessions to help faculty, undergraduate and graduate students learn more about opportunities available through the Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays programs.

The Office of International Affairs, the Graduate School and the Undergraduate Fellowship Office have combined their efforts to plan Fulbright Week. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate in any of the sessions held during the week of March 26 - 30. The complete schedule is posted below. 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA): What is the Difference?
10 - 11 a.m., 100 Enarson Classroom Building

Fulbright Week at Ohio State, March 26-30

A presentation by Joanna Kukielka-Blaser, program director of Fulbright-Hays and Theresa Hazelwood, director of Fellowship Services, for graduate students interested in applying for Fulbright or Fulbright-Hays DDRA grants. Learn how the two grants differ and are similar. Please register for the 3/26 session and for more information, contact Joanna Kukielka-Blaser.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) and Fulbright Scholar Program One-On-One Advising
1 p.m. - 3 p.m., 142 Enarson Classroom Building

Faculty, professional staff and graduate students can schedule an appointment to meet with the Department of Education Fulbright-Hays DDRA program director to discuss the award, eligibility, selection criteria and the application process. Appointments must be made in advance. To schedule an appointment, please contact Joanna Kukielka-Blaser.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program: Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students
3 - 4 p.m., 142 Enarson Classroom Building

Graduate students are invited to learn about funding opportunities available through the Department of Education Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program. Explore how Fulbright-Hays DDRA differs from the Department of State Fulbright Program. The Ohio State Fulbright-Hays program coordinator and recipients of Fulbright-Hays grants will discuss their experiences with the application process and share tips for successful grant application preparation. Please register for the 3/26 session and for more information, contact Margo Lipps.

  • William Chou, PhD Candidate, Department of History (Fulbright-Hays DDRA Grant to Japan)
  • Devin Grammon, PhD Candidate, Department of Spanish and Portuguese (Fulbright-Hays DDRA Grant to Peru)
  • Peter Tunkis, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science (Fulbright-Hays DDRA Grant to Poland and Czech Republic)
  • Margo Lipps, Program Coordinator, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, Office of International Affairs

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program - What’s New?
10 - 11 a.m., 100 Enarson Classroom Building

Learn about the opportunities available to faculty and professional staff for the academic year 2019-2020 offered through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. The presentation will touch on both a general program overview as well as specific award highlights (Flex, Specialist, Professional). The presentation will focus on the program impact and offer tips for successful grant application preparation. Please register for the 3/27 session, and for more information, contact Joanna Kukielka-Blaser.

  • Joanna Kukielka-Blaser, Campus Liaison for the Fulbright Scholar Program, Office of International Affairs

Fulbright Scholar Program One-On-One Advising for Faculty and Professional Staff
11 a.m. - 12 p.m., 100 Enarson Classroom Building

Faculty and professional staff can schedule an appointment to meet with the Ohio State Fulbright Scholar Program campus liaison to explore 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholar grant opportunities and discuss the application process. Appointments must be made in advance. To schedule an appointment, please contact Joanna Kukielka-Blaser.

Fulbright Scholar Program - 2019-2020 Award Opportunities in Agriculture
1 - 2 p.m., 212 Animal Sciences Building
Livestreamed to 200 Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building in Wooster, Ohio

An overview of global opportunities for scholars and professionals in the field of agriculture and environmental sciences. Awards exist for teaching, conducting research or a combination of both. The presentation will touch on both a general program overview as well as specific award highlights (Flex, Specialist, Professional) for the 2019-2020 Core U.S. Scholar competition. Panelists will share experiences, program impact and offer tips for successful grant application preparation. Register for the 3/27 session, and contact Margo Lipps for more information.

  • Joseph Campbell, Lecturer, School of Environment and Natural Resources (Fulbright Core Award to Tanzania)
  • Rafiq Islam, Program Director, Soil, Water and Bioenergy (Fulbright Core Award to Turkey)
  • Macdonald Wick, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences (Fulbright Core Award to Macedonia)
  • Margo Lipps, Fulbright Scholar Program Campus Liaison, Office of International Affairs

Webinar: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Opportunities in the Western Hemisphere
2 - 3 p.m., Webinar

Presented by the Council of International Exchange of Scholars, this webinar is designed to highlight Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities in the Western Hemisphere from Canada to Chile. Fulbright staff who specialize in the Western Hemisphere will present on the region, showcase select awards and answer questions from attendees. For more information and to register to attend the webinar on your device, visit cies.org.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Fulbright Scholar Program - Perspective of the Reviewers
2 - 3 p.m., 100 Enarson Classroom Building

Meet faculty members who serve on the domestic peer review committees for the Fulbright Scholar Program. The Fulbright Scholar Program allows faculty to explore new and innovative award opportunities for the academic year 2019-2020 offered through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. Please register for the 3/28 session and for more information, contact Joanna Kukielka-Blaser.

  • Denise Bronson, Faculty Emeritus, College of Social Work
  • Károly Jókay, Executive Director, Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission
  • Lorraine S. Wallace, Associate Professor, College of Medicine; Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry
  • Joanna Kukielka-Blaser, Ohio State Campus Liaison for the Fulbright Scholar Program, Office of International Affairs

Webinar: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Opportunities in South and Central Asia
2 - 3 p.m., Webinar

Presented by the Council of International Exchange of Scholars, this webinar is designed to highlight Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities in South and Central Asia. Fulbright staff who specialize in these regions will present on the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in South and Central Asia, showcase select awards and answer questions from attendees. For more information and to register to attend the webinar on your device, visit cies.org.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Fulbright Scholar Program: 2019-2020 Award Opportunities in Engineering
10 - 11 a.m., E525 Scott Lab

An overview of global opportunities for scholars and professionals in the field of engineering. Awards exist for teaching, conducting research, or a combination of both. The presentation will touch on both a general program overview as well as specific award highlights (Flex, Specialist, Professional) for the 2019-2020 Core U.S. Scholar competition. Panelists will share experiences, program impact and offer tips for successful grant application preparation.

  • Jim Gregory, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Fulbright Core Award to Israel)
  • Joanna Kukielka-Blaser, Fulbright Scholar Program Campus Liaison, Office of International Affairs (Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminars Award to Germany)
  • Kevin Passino, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director, Humanitarian Engineering Center (Fulbright Specialist Award to Colombia)
  • Halil Sezen, Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering (Fulbright Flex Award to Qatar)

U.S.-Taiwan International Education Administrators Program: Reflections
1 - 2 p.m., 100 Enarson Classroom Building

Jeannie Simmons will reflect on her recent experience in Taiwan where she spent two weeks learning about Taiwan's higher education system, society and culture. Fulbright International Education Administrators seminars help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. Grantees have the opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system as well as establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues over the course of an intensive two week grant duration. Grantees return with enhanced ability to serve and encourage international students and prospective study abroad students.

  • Jeannie Simmons, Associate Director, Education Abroad, Office of International Affairs

Friday, March 30, 2018

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) and Fulbright Scholar Program One on One Advising
9 - 11 a.m., 160 Enarson Classroom Building

Faculty, professional staff and graduate students can schedule an appointment to meet with the program director to discuss the award, eligibility, selection criteria and the application process. Appointments must be made in advance. To schedule an appointment, please contact Joanna Kukielka-Blaser.

Webinar: Fulbright Specialist Program
11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Webinar, 160 Enarson Classroom Building

A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Specialist Program is a unique opportunity for U.S. academics and established professionals to engage in two- to six-week consultancies at host institutions across the globe. Host institutions, including universities, non-profits and other organizations, develop and submit projects for approval by the U.S. Embassy or Fulbright Commission in their country in wide-ranging academic and professional fields that build capacity and promote long-lasting linkages between individuals and institutions in the U.S. and abroad. This webinar will be streamed in 160 Enarson Classroom Building.

  • Jessica Ellerbach, Senior Program Specialist, World Learning