Fulbright Week encourages future scholars and students, celebrates past recipients

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On Monday, The Ohio State University kicked off its ninth annual Fulbright Week: five days of on-campus workshops, information sessions and open houses to inform faculty and students about opportunities available through the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.


Ohio State is a top Fulbright grant producing institution, with nine Fulbright Scholars and 10 Fulbright Students in the 2017-18 academic year, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.


The Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program offers a catalog of awards specific to those in the field of Engineering. However, all university faculty, professionals, undergraduate and graduate student are encouraged to participate and learn more about the Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays programs.


“Fulbright Week is an excellent time for students, postdocs, faculty, and administrators to learn of opportunities to teach, conduct research, and advance their careers by spending time abroad on a Fulbright grant,” said Margot Lipps, the Fulbright Scholar Program Campus Liaison in the Office of International Affairs. “There is a Fulbright award for virtually everyone, and our office is here to provide support.”


A full schedule of Fulbright Week activities is provided by the Office of International Affairs, which co-organizes the program with the Ohio State Graduate School and Undergraduate Fellowship Office. The event week runs March 26 through 30.


Carlos Castro, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was recently named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant winner.


Castro, a member of the Institute for Materials Research, will work with partners at Ireland’s leading materials science center, the Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (AMBER) Centre, collaborating with colleagues at Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).


Visit IMR to read more about his project, “Multiscale targeted delivery of DNA origami nanodevices,” his co-researcher’s Fulbright experience, and how the funding award helps continue strengthening international research ties at Ohio State.


The Fulbright Program awards grants annually and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.


The 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Core competition is open. The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2018. More information about the Fulbright Program is available via the U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.