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2008-2009 Grant and Scholarship Recipients

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grants

Both Ewers and Soderstrom are past recipients of the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship. Ewers received his FLAS award from the Middle East Studies Center, and Soderstrom received his FLAS award from the Center for Slavic and East European Studies.

Ewers will conduct research in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for 10 months, examining the role of highly-skilled, expatriate labor in the country’s efforts to transition beyond oil-based economic development. Ewers will study a number of diversification strategies which have been implemented since the 1970s in the UAE to understand how knowledge transfer from expatriate to local labor has occurred.

Mark Soderstrom Soderstrom will travel to Russia for 12 months to examine the transformation of Siberia from a peripheral colony into an "organic" part of Russia. His analysis will examine the transformation on individual, local and national levels through the eyes of Peter Slovtsov and Ivan Kalashnikov, Siberia’s first historian and novelist, respectively.

The Fulbright-Hays dissertation award provides funding for individual doctoral students to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies.

The Office of International Affairs administers the Fulbright-Hays program for Ohio State.

Visit Fulbright at Ohio State for more information about grant opportunities.