Have you ever wondered what it would be like to teach for a
semester in a different country, or to start a new research project with new
colleagues in a different part of the world? Every year, more than a thousand
US faculty members go abroad to teach or conduct research as a result of the
foresight of a senator from Arkansas, James W. Fulbright. Through his efforts,
Congress established funding to support exchange programs aimed at increasing
mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of
other countries. Today more than ever we feel the acute need to foster mutual
understanding, becoming agents of peaceful coexistence instead of proponents of
discrimination and hate.
Over the years many DePaul faculty members have earned
Fulbright awards and have worked across the globe (http://offices.depaul.edu/global-engagement/faculty-resources/Pages/teach-at-partner-institution.aspx).
They all unanimously talk about their Fulbright experience as a time of
cultural, personal, and professional transformation and enrichment. These
courageous and entrepreneurial faculty members navigated the application and
planning process of the Fulbright awards mostly by themselves. In order to maximize awareness of the
Fulbright opportunities and to offer support to faculty who are interested in
applying for them, Global Engagement worked with Faculty Council to create a
new role of Fulbright Mentor for Faculty. We are very excited to welcome within
the Global Engagement team our colleague, and previous Fulbright awardee, Dr.
Scott Bucking, Associate Professor of History, who volunteered to serve as the
first such Mentor. Scott will be available to consult with faculty who are
interested in applying for Fulbright awards, offering support and a detailed
knowledge of the various programs and opportunities available to faculty.
Mark your calendars for May 12, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 Room 400
Richardson Library, Lincoln Park Campus, and May 19, 12:00 – 1:00 Room 11013
DePaul Center, Loop Campus, for two
informational workshops, over lunch, when Scott will introduce faculty to the
richness of opportunities available through Fulbright.
Unless he is digging in Israel or Egypt, you can find Scott
in SAC 449 or at 773-3251562, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
can also find out more about Fulbright at https://eca.state.gov/fulbright/information/faculty-members-and-professors