Fulbright was established in 1946 to expand and strengthen the relationships between the people of the United State and citizens of the world. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), The Fulbright Scholar Program issues 800 scholar grants annually to teach and conduct research for 3 to 12 months in 160 countries. The grants are available to faculty, administrators and professionals. The Fulbright Scholar grant offers awards for all stages of an academic career. There are postdoctoral, early career and distinguished chair awards available.

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UF Fulbright Scholars

UF faculty have used Fulbright funding to conduct valuable research around the world.

  • Professor Nancy Dowd: Fulbright Scholar to Sweden 2016/2017

Prof. Dowd’s is working on completing the manuscript for a book, tentatively entitled Equality Reimagined:  A New Deal for Children.  The book sets a foundation in the interdisciplinary literature on the life course of African American boys and evaluates the use of development in law and as a tool for equality given the barriers faced by Black boys and youth linked to the state. The book articulates a developmental equality model for all children; and sets out litigation and public policy approaches that flow from that model.  Prof. Dowd’s time in Sweden has allowed her to consider the applicability of her model in the human rights context, particularly with respect to children’s rights, and in the context of children’s inequalities based on other characteristics, such as ethnicity and immigrant status. Prof. Dowd also teaches a course on Gender and Human Rights to masters’ level students in the Human Rights program. She has also given lectures at the Law Department of Lund University and to human rights researchers and staff at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. 

  • Donald Behringer Fulbright Scholar to the UK 2015/2016

The impact of pathogens on marine ecosystems is without question. Through cascading community effects pathogens have changed the very nature of the marine environment. However, we still know little about how pathogens affect the ecology of marine animals, and the subsequent effects on lucrative fisheries such as the European edible crab fishery in the UK. My research with colleagues at the Centre for Environmental, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Science examined the ecological impacts of a cryptic microcell parasite on juvenile edible crabs. Fieldwork focused on the rocky intertidal where juvenile crabs settle, grow, and eventually move offshore to join the fished population. Findings will shed light on how this pathogen drives host ecology and will promote informed fishery management.