May 26, 2022

Latz named Fulbright U.S. Scholar

Gil Latz, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs, has been selected for a 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Scholar award and will participate in the International Education Administrators Seminar to France.

Latz will be joined by other senior leaders and attend a two-week seminar in October designed to familiarize U.S. higher education administrators with France's higher education and research system. Seminar activities will include:

  • Campus visits with a cross-section of universities and colleges
  • Briefings with faculty and administration, government officials, and leading educational experts at public and private institutions
  • Networking and cultural activities

The administrators seminar provides Fulbright recipients an opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system as well as establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues. The goal is for awardees to return to their institutions with enhanced ability to contribute to advancing global engagement opportunities for students, faculty and staff.

“As Ohio State pursues the goals of its International Strategic Plan to integrate and elevate global engagement across our campuses, within our communities and in collaboration with strategic partners around the world, it is important to connect with peer institutions abroad to share best practices and learn from one another,” Latz said. “The Fulbright program is designed to expand and strengthen global relationships and foster education and research. I am honored to have been awarded this distinct opportunity.”

The Fulbright award will allow Latz to explore interinstitutional research engagements in academia and industry, including the French New Technology Venture Accelerator initiative and French-U.S. collaborative programs administered by the National Science Foundation. These are similar in theory and practice to Ohio State’s West Campus Innovation District, designed to spearhead economic growth, and the university’s partnership with the City of Columbus to address transportation holistically in the metropolitan area.

Ohio State consistently has been ranked as a top producer for the Fulbright scholar and student competitions, including a No. 1 ranking for Fulbright scholars in 2020-21. In the last five years, Ohio State has produced 50 faculty and 58 student Fulbright awardees.

Latz is the sixth Ohio State U.S. Fulbright Scholar recipient announced by the Institute of International Education for the 2022-23 academic year.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

For more information about the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program at Ohio State, contact Joanna Kukielka-Blaser.