Fulbright Commission and Elsevier Introduce the Bibliometrics Award
18 September 2012
The US-UK Fulbright Commission, the world’s largest merit-based
scholarship programme, and Elsevier, the leading provider of science and
health information products and services, announced a new award for
post-graduate British students to study in any interdisciplinary field
requiring bibliometric analysis in the United States.
The first award will be granted in academic year 2013/14. Bibliometrics is the quantitative analysis of research output, used, for example, to uncover new research trends, emerging fields of science or collaborations between universities and industry.
Read the Fulbright press release.
Fulbright Launches New Awards in 2012
04 September 2012
Bucking the trend, the US-UK Fulbright Commission, announces that from 2013, its awards will be more generously funded and a series of new partnership awards will come on stream as part of its drive to make this trans-Atlantic programme the scholarship of choice.
The Fulbright programme has grown by nearly 450% in the last 5 years, increasing the number of scholarships it offers to 170 in academic year 2012/13. For the 2013/14 academic year it is proud to announce the new partnership awards. Read the Fulbright press release.
09 June 2012
Fulbright Community Helps Makeover Cardiff Allotments
On Saturday, June 9, current American Fulbright scholars, British Fulbright alumni, Fulbright Commission and Embassy staff, and their friends joined forces with Keep Wales Tidy and spent the day volunteering at the Leckwith and Drove allotments site in Cardiff, Wales.
The day was part of a series of free Community Action Days taking place across the UK in 2012. Funded by an award from the Department of State’s Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund, these events provide an excellent opportunity for Fulbright alumni, current scholars and local communities to come together to help improve the environment.
Following successful Community Action Days in Scotland and Northern Ireland, the day in Cardiff allowed different members of the Fulbright community to get to know each other as well as to participate in some active cultural exchange: the very idea of allotments was new to some of the American participants who embraced the opportunity to learn about this particularly British institution. Under blue skies the team helped to clear land for a planned children’s play area and pond: muddy but enjoyable work!
The next Fulbright Community Action day will take place in Rotherham on Thursday, June 28 and is open to all members of the Fulbright community as well as other Department of State alumni. For more information visit: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/resources-for/alumni/england-wingfield-rotherham. The final Community Action Day will take place in London on Sunday, July 8.
01 March 2012
The 2012 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund competition is now open! The AEIF offers $1,000,000 to help teams of alumni tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues.
01 March 2012
The U.S. State Department supports many cultural exchange programs designed to foster mutual understanding, not just by bringing international visitors to the U.S. but also by giving Americans opportunities to travel and study abroad. One of these prestigious programs which brings leading American academics to Northern Ireland is the Mitchell Scholars, named in honor of U.S. Senator George Mitchell who helped to broker the Good Friday agreement.
BBC Northern Ireland correspondent Martina Purdy, who herself
participated in an International Visitor Leadership Program
exchange visit to the U.S. in 2000, explains the history and
significance of the Mitchell Scholars program and meets some of the
current cohort in this BBC article.
More information on the NI:US Exchange Program Alumni Network can be found on their Facebook page.
U.S. Exchange Program Alumni
Over the last 60 years, thousands of UK citizens have traveled to the United States on exchange programs sponsored by the American Embassy in London. A number of alumni of these programs have been highlighted in brief videos produced by the Embassy's Public Affairs Section.
- February 2012 - Stephen Wilkinson
- January 2012 - Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program
- December 2011 - Tony Mercer
- November 2011 - Kathleen Velo
- October 2011 - Jim Waters
- September 2011 - Joan Camp
- July/August 2011 - Ananda Ituarte-Ojeda and Matthew Link
- June 2011 - Gaby Agis
- May 2011 - Henry Jeffrey
- April 2011 - The John Adams Society
- February/March 2011 - Tasneem Mahmood
- January 2011 - Muddassar Ahmed
- November 2010 - Bill Sanderson
- September 2010 - Shazia Awan
- August 2010 - Yvonne Murphy
- July 2010 : Angela Palmer
John Adams Society
- The John Adams Society is an association of individuals who have participated in one of the U.S. government exchange programs through the U.S. Embassy, London. It works to foster mutual understanding amongst the British and American governments while strengthening a network of individuals who are invested in cross-Atlantic cooperation and development. More information on the Society can be found on their website.
- All Embassy alumni are eligible to join State Alumni, a prestigious, web-based community for alumni of all U.S. government exchange programs. Members can use the website to network with alumni of all programs from around the globe, find grant and funding opportunities, access free periodicals, participate in Q&A Live discussions with experts and much more.