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Faculty Encouraged to Take Part in Fulbright Exchange

Faculty encouraged to take part in Fulbright exchangeWith spring just around the corner, the Fulbright Scholar Program announces Thursday’s opening of its 2008-09 award competition. The application deadline for the traditional Fulbright Scholar program is Aug. 1. Other programs, information about participating countries, tips for applying, newly adopted eligibility guidelines, and news and events can be found on the Fulbright Scholarship Program Web page. For more than 50 years, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars has helped administer the Fulbright Scholar Program, the federal government’s flagship academic exchange effort, on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Founded in 1947, CIES a private organization is a division of the Institute of International Education. It maintains deep ties with the U.S. higher-education community, including individual universities and colleges and major scholarly organizations.CIES also works with a network of binational Fulbright Commissions in 50 countries and 90 U.S. diplomatic posts around the world, as well as international universities and higher-education associations.

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