Friday, December 09, 2011

How to Apply for a Fulbright - Seminar in Fez

On Saturday December 17, a free seminar will be held in Fez to give information to those who would like to participate in the Fulbright program and receive a grant for their research in the US or in Morocco.

Moroccan American novelist and essayist Laila Lalami
The Fulbright Program aims to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship. - Senator J. William Fulbright

What do Moroccan American writer Laila Lalami, American opera singer Renee Fleming; and S.M Krishna, India's foreign minister, share in common?

All are members of one of the world's most prestigious awards programs, The Fulbright Program, which operates in over 155 countries. Forty-three Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes and seventy-eight have won Pulitzer Prizes.

On Saturday December 17, the seminar Fulbright in Fez: Study in Morocco; Study in the USA, runs from 8.30 AM to 2.30 PM at La Médiathèque Municipale de Fès. Information will be given about the nature of the program, opportunities and how to apply for one of the grants.

The Fulbright program was established to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of people, knowledge and skills.

In 1945, Senator J.William Fulbright proposed a bill to use the proceeds from selling surplus U.S. government war property to fund international exchange between the U.S. and other countries. The bill was a plan to forgo the debts foreign countries had amassed during the war, in return for funding an international educational program.

Nowadays, the Fulbright Program provides 8,000 annual grants to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university lecturing, and classroom teaching. Since the program began, 300,000 people - 114,000 from the United States and 188,000 from other countries - have participated.

Fulbright grantees' fields of study span the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, natural and physical sciences, and professional and applied sciences.

Who: University students and staff
When: Saturday December 17 from 8.30 AM to 2.30 PM
Where: La Médiathèque Municipale de Fès



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