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NC State Faculty Leads in Fulbright Scholars

An exterior of the Talley Student Union. Photo by Marc Hall

NC State again ranks among the top universities producing Fulbright Scholars — faculty members selected to travel abroad to teach or conduct research for up to a year through the nation’s flagship educational exchange program. The university previously made the list of top-producing institutions two years ago.

The Fulbright Program’s focus on international collaboration makes it a natural match for NC State’s approach to breaking down barriers, be they disciplinary, geographical or cultural.

NC State’s Fulbright Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year are:

In addition, NC State had one Fulbright Specialist this year. Toxicology professor Dave Dorman will give two public talks in Australia in May. The first, “Canine Cognition and Olfaction,” will be delivered at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Adelaide. The second, “Endocrine Disruptor Chemicals (EDCs): Are the Concerns Justified,” will be given at the Robinson Research Institute in the Adelaide Medical School. Dorman will also teach a two-day course on toxicology and chemical risk assessment at both Adelaide University and at the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme in Sydney.

Also of note, Distinguished Professor of Architecture Patrick Rand, FAIA, DPACSA, has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award. Rand will use his award to teach and conduct research at Aalto University in Helsinki. Rand is the second faculty member in NC State history to receive the highly competitive award.

“I’m proud of the fact that our emphasis on tackling real-world problems on a global scale aligns with the mission of the Fulbright Program,” says Provost Warwick Arden. “NC State remains committed to supporting the scholarly pursuits of those who continue to enrich our knowledge base and make us a world-class academic institution.”

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 380,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with opportunities to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors the program, founded by Sen. J. William Fulbright, with funding from the U.S. Congress.

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  1. Hello , i am currently doing phd in soil and water engineering at punjab agricultural university ,punjab india,and i want to apply for fullbright fellowship programme,in which i would LIKE to consider north carolina university,,,please help me in this regard

  2. Ruie Pritchard (TELS)
    I am president of the NC Chapter of the Fulbright Association
    As a pay forward, please consider joining the organization, either as an alumni or
    as a “Friend of Fulbright.” It is good for the CV!

  3. Congratulations to all the Fulbright recipients! My work as a Fulbright Scholar (Guatemala, 2009; Chile, 2014) was a profoundly productive, rewarding experience on both a professional and personal level. I wish you all great success and satisfaction.

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