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UK International Center to Host Information Session on Fulbright Scholar Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 24, 2022) — The University of Kentucky International Center/International Partnerships and Research will host an information session on the Fulbright Scholar program for faculty and staff. The session will be held virtually at noon Monday, Feb. 28.

The Fulbright program is the premiere academic and cultural exchange program funded by the United States government, through an ongoing appropriation from Congress, and administered by the U.S. Department of State. The program supports inbound and outbound graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff.

The Fulbright Scholar program provides support for 800+ U.S. faculty each year to conduct research and/or teach in more than 135 countries around the world. Since 1949, more than 280 University of Kentucky faculty have been awarded Fulbright grants to conduct research and/or teach in more than 75 countries.

Interested faculty and staff can register for this virtual information session here.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.