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Friday, August 26, 2005

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IU faculty on four campuses receive Fulbright awards for 2005-06

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AUG. 26 , 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University President Adam W. Herbert today (August 26) announced that seven faculty from four IU campuses have received awards from various Fulbright programs, a major source of federal funding, for the 2005-06 academic year.

Five faculty -- two from Bloomington, one from Indianapolis and one each from Fort Wayne and Kokomo -- have received CIES Traditional Fulbright Scholar Awards. Administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, approximately 800 of these awards are distributed annually to faculty to teach and conduct research.

Additionally, two faculty members -- one at IUB and the other at IUPUI -- have received Title VI Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Awards funded by the U.S. Department of Education specifically to support research in non-Western countries. Only 26 grants were awarded nationally for 2005-06.

Award amounts for both programs vary from country to country, but generally they are designed to cover travel and living costs. Some also include stipends.

"The Fulbright program is extremely competitive and demands of its recipients very high levels of scholarship," Herbert said. "Indiana University is very proud that seven of its professors met those exacting standards of excellence. This is a significant honor for each of these faculty members and reflects IU's commitment to the attainment of even higher levels of academic distinction."

The Fulbright Program, the first academic exchange effort sponsored by the U.S. government, was proposed to Congress in 1945 by Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. In the aftermath of World War II, Fulbright viewed the proposed program as a much-needed vehicle for promoting "mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries of the world." His vision was approved by Congress, and the program was signed into law by President Truman in 1946. Since that time, additional Fulbright programs have been developed for scholars and students in the United States and other countries.

CIES Traditional Fulbright Scholar Award recipients from IU:

Title VI Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Award recipients from IU:

For information on these faculty Fulbright opportunities, contact Roxana Newman, Office of International Programs, IU Bloomington, telephone 812-855-8467, fax 812-855-6884, e-mail; or consult the following Web sites: and

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