What is The International Fulbright Science & Technology Award?
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State sponsors the International Fulbright Science & Technology Award for Outstanding Foreign Students (Fulbright S&T) to provide exceptional foreign students with an opportunity to pursue Ph.D. study at top U.S. universities.
Fulbright S&T is designed to be the most prestigious international scholarship in science and technology and to demonstrate the United States' commitment to welcoming top-notch future researchers and leaders to pursue serious scientific study and research at U.S. institutions.
Grantees receive three years of funding from ECA followed by support from their U.S.host institution until the completion of Ph.D. programs.
Chile’s Eduardo Bendek (S&T ’08) looks to the stars but keeps his feet firmly on the ground as he builds bridges between the U.S. and Chilean optical science communities by organizing an Optics Outreach Abroad Program. For Eduardo’s report, documentary videos, pictures, and more, click here>
Congratulations to 2008 Fulbright S&T Fellows Jonathan Rameseder, Laura Sasportas, and Joel Zylberberg, who recently received the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s prestigious HHMI International Student Research Fellowship, which provides funding for biomedical research. For more information, click here>