think: international CWRU Newsletter, June 19, 2015

  • The Fulbright Program
  • CWRU Fulbright Awards


News and Announcements 

Competition OPEN: Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminars

The International Education Administrators (IEA) 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.  Grantees return with enhanced ability to serve and encourage international students and prospective study-abroad students.

Grant Duration: Two weeks
India: August 3, 2015
Japan and Korea: November 2, 2015
France and Germany: February 1, 2016

2016-17 Core Fulbright Scholar Program Competition is OPEN:
  • There are nearly 600 awards being offered in 46 disciplines, in addition to many All Discipline awards that welcome teaching and/or research proposals in any area of study, including interdisciplinary projects . You can view the full range of awards by world area, country or discipline.
  • The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Global Flex Award provides U.S. academics and professionals with the flexibility to engage in advanced regional or trans-regional research and/or teaching. As a truly worldwide award, U.S. scholars will be able to collaborate and engage in scholarly activities in two or three countries in one or more regions.


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The Center for International Affairs provides leadership, expertise, and support to the Case Western Reserve University community, cultivating a dynamic international presence and inspiring a culture of global understanding and responsibility.


Fulbright Programs and Opportunities

Fulbright plaques in Tomlinson Hall lobby.

In 1952 CWRU’s first two Fulbright recipients traveled to India and the United Kingdom representing the departments of American History and Pharmacology.  Since that time another 118 CWRU faculty members have received Fulbright awards and have represented CWRU in a wide-range of countries and fields.  The names of all CWRU Faculty Fulbright scholars are recorded on commemorative plaques that are now displayed in the lobby of Tomlinson Hall.

The Fulbright Program, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946, is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide, operating in over 155 countries.  The program was established to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.  Fifty-three Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes and seventy-eight Pulitzer Prizes. More Nobel laureates are former Fulbright recipients than any other award program. More than 325,000 persons have participated in the program since it began.

Initially, the Fulbright Program entailed only the traditional Fulbright Scholar Awards. In recent years, the number of different award programs has expanded to meet a variety of academic exchange needs and is open to faculty, staff, administrators, retired members of the CWRU community, and adjunct faculty.  Awards include an assortment of academic and professional fields, and program lengths vary from two weeks to an academic year.  Many of the programs have an August 3rd, 2015 application deadline; however, there are awards with later and rolling deadlines. 

To learn more about Fulbright programs you can visit the
CIES website or contact one of your campus representatives, Molly Watkins and Kendee Franklin, at the Center for International Affairs.

If you are or were a Fulbright Scholar, please
complete a brief form to ensure that you are included on our Fulbright list.

Also, if you have or have hosted a Visiting Fulbright in your department or program, please
submit their information as we would like to make sure they are also included.

Faculty and Student Scholar Awards 


Congratulations to our three 2015 CWRU Fulbright award winners!

Faculty Fulbright Winner:
  • Michael Goldberg, visiting assistant professor at the Weatherhead School of Management, started his Fulbright fellowship in early May at Polytechnic of Namibia, helping to develop the Southern African country’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.  Goldberg writes about his experiences in a recent blog post.

Student Fulbright Winners:
  • Michael Bane, a fifth-year PhD candidate in music, is the third Fulbright Scholar from the music department in the last three years; he’ll study French musical history in Paris.
  • Yilu Qin, a fourth-year medical student, will spend her time in Guangzhou, China, researching models of HIV care.
You can read more about both students and their winning Fulbright projects in the recent Case Daily article.




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