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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.

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