MAILED: April 18, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE - The United States Information Agency, the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the Institute of International Education have announced Thursday, May 1 as the official opening of the 1998-99 competition for Fulbright and related grants.
The grants are awarded for graduate study abroad in academic fields and for professional training in the creative and performing arts.
The purpose of the Fulbright Grants is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of people, knowledge and skills. The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board is composed of 12 educational and public leaders appointed by the President of the United States. The board establishes criteria for the selection of candidates and has final authority for the awarding of grants.
For all grants, applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application and hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent by the beginning date of the grants. Creative and performing artists are not required to have a bachelor's degree, but they must have four years of relevant training or study. Candidates in medicine must have an MD or equivalent at the time of application.
All applicants are required to have sufficient proficiency in the language of the host country to carry out their proposed study or research. Full grants provide round-trip international travel, maintenance for the tenure of the award, a research allowance and tuition waivers. Travel grants provide round-trip international travel to the country where the student will pursue study or research. All grants include supplemental health and accident insurance.
Student enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire should contact Cheryl Lochner-Wright, the Fulbright program adviser, in the Center for International Education, Schofield Hall Room 111, for brochures, application forms and further information. The deadline for applications is Oct. 1. Applications will be reviewed on campus prior to being forwarded to the Institute of International Education for the Oct. 23 deadline.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 18, 1997