Celebrating Fulbright Awareness Week 2022 and new Faculty Support Program

Published: March 7th, 2022

Category: Memos

Leonardo Villalón, Dean of the International Center and Associate Provost

David Reed, Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives

The International Center is very pleased to announce that Fulbright Awareness Week 2022 will be celebrated from 23-30 March this year. Multiple information sessions for scholars, faculty, staff, and students will provide opportunities to learn about Fulbright, the application process, and to hear about the experiences of past Fulbright scholars and students. These events are organized in collaboration with the UF Fulbright Lectures Committee, UF Honors, the Graduate School, College of Arts, UF IFAS, College of Education, Levin College of Law, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Nursing, and the North Florida Fulbright Alumni Association.

This year we are very pleased to celebrate UF’s return to the list of  Fulbright Top Producing Institutions, tied for 4th place.  And signaling the university’s commitment to supporting faculty distinction and professional development through these prestigious awards, we are particularly delighted to announce the new Faculty Fulbright Support Program from the Provost’s Office. This initiative is designed to facilitate Fulbright opportunities for UF faculty, making them eligible to maintain full UF benefits and salary in addition to their Fulbright funding. More details on the program are available at http://aa.ufl.edu/awards/faculty-fulbright-support/

Given the challenges the world has faced in recent years, the Fulbright mission of promoting international cooperation and exchange is clearly more relevant than ever, and the International Center and the office of the Provost are very pleased to be able to support faculty and staff interested in undertaking international engagement through the Fulbright program.

Aferdita Krasniqi, Education Outreach & Recruitment  Specialist for the Fulbright Scholar Program at the Institute of International Education (IIE) in Washington, D.C., will participate in this year’s information sessions for faculty and staff interested in applying for the

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.  Ms. Krasniqi will also be available for individual consultations with interested applicants. To schedule an individual consultation, please email: canumba@ufic.ufl.edu.

Other Fulbright Awareness Week events include:

Fulbright Spring Lecture: “The Adventures of a Brazilian Computer Scientist: Artificial Intelligence, Fulbright and Beyond”. Jessica Sena De Souza, Visiting Fulbright Research StudentWednesday, March 23 12:00-1:30 PMVirtual & In Person
My Fulbright in 7 Minutes, Guest Speakers: Greg MacDonald (Fulbright in Guyana), Mona Ashour (Santa Fe College Fulbright Scholar in Residence), Kaitlyn Salyer (Fulbright in Tajikistan)Thursday, March 24 12:00 – 1:30 PMVirtual
U.S. Fulbright Scholar Informational Session, Aferdita Krasniqi, IIEFriday, March 25 2:00-3:00 PMVirtual & In Person
“How to Prepare a Successful Fulbright Application”, with Greg Kiker, Swapna Kumar & Robert RheeMarch 28 12:00-1:30 PMVirtual & In Person
“Managing Fulbright Recruitment and Retention”, with Debra Anderson and Matt MitterkoMarch 29 1:00-2:00 PMVirtual & In Person
“Things to Consider when Applying for a Fulbright and Preparing to Go”, with Karen ReedMarch 30 11:00 AM-12:00 PMVirtual & In Person
Fulbright Student Information Session with Kelly MedleyMarch 30 4:00-5:00 PMVirtual

 *One-on-one 15-min. sessions with Aferdita Krasniqi (IIE) on Friday March 25th are available between 3:15-4:30 AM. Please contact canumba@ufic.ufl.edu to reserve time.

To register for any of our planned events, please complete this online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcWE57UGk8VYK9JEis98J6SZTDYt8K5YkzomfvtAK_GHaBxw/viewform

All events will be recorded in Zoom and registering to a session implies consent to be recorded.

Fulbright grants and fellowships are available in all fields of study and in many world regions.

For more information visit https://internationalcenter.ufl.edu/faculty-engagement/fulbright-scholar-program.

To learn more about Fulbright programs and activities at UF, contact the appropriate Fulbright


Kelly Medley                 kmedley@honors.ufl.edu       U.S. Student Program

Debra Anderson          danderson@ufic.ufl.edu          Foreign Student Program

Claire Anumba             canumba@ufic.ufl.edu            U.S. Scholar Program (UF Faculty)

Luis Johnson                 LFjohnson@ufic.ufl.edu          Visiting Scholar Program

Matt Mitterko              mmitterko@aa.ufl.edu            Non-resident Tuition Waiver

Kelly Medley                kmedley@honors.ufl.edu        UF Fulbright Lecture Series Committee

Kevin Thompson         gday@ufl.edu                           North Florida Fulbright Alumni Chapter

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