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Fulbright Scholar program
coverage guidelines

These are general guidelines for the submission of information about Fulbright awards for coverage on various Penn State Newswires and on Penn State Live.

U.S. Fulbright Scholar programs

Fulbright Traditional Scholar Program
The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.
Coverage: Brief on F/S Newswire, linking to full story and photo on Live.

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program
Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be senior scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record.
Coverage: Brief on F/S Newswire, linking to full story and photo on Live.

Fulbright Senior Specialists Program
In order to extend the scope and reach of the traditional program in a new era, the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program has been initiated to provide short-term Fulbright grants of two to six weeks.
Coverage: Brief on F/S Newswire; brief on Live.

Fulbright New Century Scholars Program
Thirty top academics and professionals collaborate for a year on a topic of global significance. For the current year, the research theme is "Toward Equality: The Global Empowerment of Women."
Coverage: Brief on F/S Newswire; brief on Live.

Fulbright Alumni Initiatives Awards
The objective of the AIA program is to help translate the individual Fulbright experience into long-term institutional impact. To this end, the program provides small institutional grants to Fulbright alumni to develop innovative projects that will foster institutionally supported linkages and sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships between the Fulbright scholar's home and host institutions.
Coverage: If the program is compelling enough, a story may be written about the program, with mention that it was done through the AIA.

Fulbright International Administrators Program
U.S international education administrators are invited to apply for two- to three-week summer seminars in Germany, Japan or Korea. The seminars are designed to introduce participants to the society, culture and higher education systems of these countries through campus visits, meetings with foreign colleagues and government officials, attendance at cultural events and briefings on education.
Coverage: Penn Stater item for F/S Newswire and Live.

Fulbright German Studies Seminar Program
25 three-week grants are awarded to participate in a group seminar on current German society and culture. The program will begin in Berlin and include visits to other cities in eastern and western Germany. Ph.D. candidates who hold full-time teaching appointments and meet other requirements are eligible.
Coverage: Penn Stater item for F/S Newswire and Live, if the recipient is faculty or staff.

Non-U.S. Fulbright Scholar Programs

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program
Each year some 800 faculty and professionals from around the world receive Fulbright Scholar grants for advanced research and university lecturing in the United States. Individual grants are available to scholars from over 130 countries.
Coverage: Annual roundup story in F/S Newswire and Live.

Fulbright Visiting Specialists Program: Direct Access to the Muslim World.
The program enables American colleges and universities, including community colleges, to enrich their international programs and courses of study, especially those directed toward understanding of Muslim world and civilization, by providing opportunities for a direct access and intensive exposure to specialists from Muslim communities in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and selected countries in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and East and West Africa. Direct Access to the Muslim World will support 20-25 grants for visits of between two and six weeks by scholars and professionals from abroad to American institutions that desire to enrich understanding and knowledge of Islamic societies and cultures.
Coverage: Annual roundup story in F/S Newswire and Live. Public lectures will be included in the lectures section.

Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence Program (SIR)
The Worldwide Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings visiting scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities for one semester or one academic year. In addition to teaching courses, scholars give campus-wide and community lectures, help initiate international programs and contribute to curriculum development. The program is especially appropriate for small liberal arts colleges, minority-serving institutions, and community colleges, many of which do not often have the opportunity to host visiting scholars.
Coverage: Annual roundup story in F/S Newswire and Live.

Fulbright European Union SIR Program (EUSIR)
The purpose of the Fulbright European Union Scholar-in-Residence Program is to strengthen expertise in European Union affairs by bringing to U.S. campuses scholars from the European Union. Proposals are welcome from research and graduate institutions that have established programs in international affairs, business, political science, or other related fields in which the presence of an EU expert would be beneficial.
Coverage: Annual roundup story in F/S Newswire and Live.

Fulbright Occasional Lecturer Program (OLP)
The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) provides travel awards through the Occasional Lecturer Program (OLP), which enable Fulbright Visiting Scholars to accept guest lecturing invitations at colleges and universities. OLP Awards are granted at three different levels, depending upon the distance traveled. Financial assistance is also available for Visiting Scholars to present papers at scholarly and professional conferences.
Coverage: Annual roundup story in F/S Newswire and Live.

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