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					Senator J. William Fulbright (1905-1995)          Fulbright Scholar Program

                                                    • Established in 1946
                                                    • Sends U.S. academics and
                                                    professionals overseas
                                                    • Brings scholars and
                                                    professionals from abroad to
                                                    the U.S.
                                                    • Sponsored by U.S.
                                                    Department of State’s
                                                    Bureau of Educational and
  “International education exchange is the most     Cultural Affairs
  significant current project designed to
  continue the process of humanizing mankind        • Administered by the
  to the point, we would hope, that nations can     Council for International
  learn to live in peace.”                          Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
       Tyson King-Meadows                Fulbright Scholar 2003-2005
• Assistant Professor
• Department of Political Science
• Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County
• Attitudes/Behavior & Representation




                                        • Visiting Lecturer
                                           • Introduction to American Politics
                                           • African American Politics
                                        • University of Ghana
                                        • Political Sankofa: The Contemporary
                                          Ghanaian Electorate and the Future
                                          of Democratization
                   Why I Chose to Apply
Professional Development: Opportunity to work with African
colleagues in Africa, as well as develop new intellectual relationships

Exposure to Different Culture and People: Access to different
approaches and methodologies dealing with democratization

Make a Difference: Chance to contribute to Ghana as well as bring
that expertise of living, working, and learning in another country back
into my own classroom in America

Prestige: Recognition of scholarship and cultural ambassador

Data: Chance to acquire original data!!!

Friendships: Chance to develop new friends and colleagues
Political Sankofa: The Contemporary Ghanaian
Electorate and the Future of Democratization


Lecture: 2
undergraduate level
classes of 30 to 70
students each

Research: Acquired
newspapers, pictures,
artifacts, and
campaign materials on
elections from 1992-      Advising: Served as advisor to a Senior
2004; interviewed         Honor’s Thesis (long essay) candidate
stakeholders involved
in post-1990              Seminar: Presented at symposiums on
democratization efforts   democratization in Israel and South Africa
   Professional and Personal Outcomes
Expanded Curriculum: Designed new course on Democratization in
Sub-Saharan Africa; Infused new geo-cultural perspective to lectures on
American Politics; Incorporated comparison of Ghanaian and American
newspapers in course on American Politics; Enhanced discussion on
American foreign policy towards Africa in course on American Politics.

Networking: Met new colleagues and further developed relationships
with scholars studying African political attitudes and institutions.

Field work: Developed summer seminars in Ghana;
Election monitor (CODEO) in 2004 and 2008!

Collaboration: Collaborative projects; Book project; Grants

New Perspective: Invaluable experience living and working in a
different environment and culture.
                         Institutional Impact

Curriculum Development: Developed new course and incorporated more
international material into existing courses.

Study Abroad: Advocated for study abroad programs. Worked with students
interested in studying abroad.

Enhanced International Engagement: Encouraged faculty colleagues to
engage in international exchanges, including Fulbright. Developing exchange for
UMBC and institutions in Ghana.

Spokesperson for Globalization: Raised awareness about issues affecting
African youth, low-income countries, and transitioning/post-military polities

Marketing UMBC: Helping students liaison with UMBC for graduate school.
http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/
   Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

U.S. SCHOLAR Programs offer U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to
lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate
in seminars
Traditional • Specialists • New Century • Chairs • IEA Seminars • German Studies

NON-U.S. SCHOLAR Programs support the research and teaching of scholars
visiting colleges and universities in the United States. These programs offer joint collaborative
opportunities with U.S. Scholars.
Traditional • Visiting Specialists • New Century • Scholar-in-Residence • Occasional Lecturer •
European Scholar-in-Residence • AHEC

Opportunities for U.S. Institutions allow campuses to host Fulbright Visiting
Scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities.
Scholar-in-Residence • Visiting Specialists • Occasional Lecturer • European Scholar-in-
Residence


                             www.cies.org
               Other Fulbright Programs
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
   • For recent graduates, postgraduate candidates up through dissertation
     level and developing professionals and artists to study and research abroad
   • Administered by Institute of International Education, IIE
       www.fulbrightonline.org/us

Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange
   • Principally for primary- and secondary- level educators
      www.fulbrightexchanges.org

Fulbright-Hays Awards
   • For faculty research, group projects and seminars abroad in certain social
     sciences and humanities fields
   • Administered by the International Education and Graduate Programs
     Service of the U.S. Department of Education
      www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/iegps
          Ghana: 2010-2011 Award # 0066
ARTS, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, COMPUTER AND INFORMATION
SCIENCES, EDUCATION, HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCES

• Summary: Three or more lecturing/research award. For research
  awards, see the African Regional Research Program.
• Program Overview: Candidates with a Ph.D. and substantial teaching and
  research experience are preferred for awards, but experienced junior scholars
  may be considered. The academic year is divided into two terms, approximately
  August to December and February to the end of June. Dates vary somewhat
  depending on the institution and are subject to change. The Lincoln Community
  School (grades K-12), accredited and based on an American curriculum, offers
  educational programs for accompanying dependent schoolage children. There
  are several other international schools of comparable standards that offer
  Ghanaian and British curricula.
• Staff: Assistant Director Debra Egan, 202.686.6230, degan@cies.iie.org
  or Program Associate Matthew Fortier, 202.686.4027, mfortier@cies.iie.org
            Ghana: 2010-2011 Award # 0066
ARTS, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, COMPUTER AND INFORMATION
SCIENCES, EDUCATION, HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCES
• Category: Lecturing/Research
• Grant Activity: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in any arts, education,
  humanities or social sciences discipline taught at a participating host institution.
  Collaborate with faculty on curriculum and program development. Conduct research
  in area of specialization.
• Specialization(s): Applications are especially welcome in American
  foreign policy, international relations and political science; American
  studies, including history and literature, or business administration at
  the University of Ghana, Legon. The University of Cape Coast, primarily a
  teacher training institution, especially welcomes applications in business
  administration; distance education or American studies, including history or
  literature. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology particularly
  welcomes applications in computer science, information technology or technology in
  education. The University of Education, Winneba, exclusively a teacher training
  institution, is particularly interested in applicants with online teaching and distance
  education experience for lecturing in computer science, information technology or
  technology in education. Applications in other arts, education, humanities and social
  sciences fields for the listed host institutions are welcome as well.
          Ghana: 2010-2011 Award # 0066
ARTS, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, COMPUTER AND INFORMATION
SCIENCES, EDUCATION, HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCES
• Location(s): University of Ghana, Legon, Accra; University of Cape Coast, Cape
  Coast; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi or
  University of Education--Winneba, Winneba
• Length of Grant: 5 months to 10 months
• Starting Date: August 2010 or January 2011
• Comments: Candidates should correspond with potential host
  institutions to determine whether their disciplines and
  specializations are of interest. A letter of invitation is recommended but
  does not guarantee receipt of an award or placement at the university of first
  choice. The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Accra reserves the
  right to arrange alternative placements at host institutions. See www.ug.edu.gh
  for the University of Ghana, Legon Web site, www.knust.edu.gh for the Kwame
  Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Web site, www.uccghana.net
  for the University of Cape Coast Web site or www.uew.edu.gh for the University
  of Education, Winneba Web site.
• Deadline: August 1, 2009

				
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