Directory of Visiting Fulbright Scholars and Occasional LecturersNov 15th, 1994 | By jgrayreddish | Category: 6-3: Philanthropy, Media Reviews
By Jennifer Gray Reddish with M. Patricia Fesci of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Since most tribal college students and faculty have little time to travel around the world, they now can invite the world to visit them through the Fulbright Occasional Lecturer Program.
The Directory of Visiting Fulbright Scholars and Occasional Lecturers, available free of charge, provides information on grantees visiting the U.S. during the academic year. Many of these scholars are available to visit institutions, including tribal colleges, around the United States.
Several AIHEC schools already have benefited from the program. In April 1994, two faculty from abroad visited tribal colleges. Ivan Simonovic, a law professor from Croatia involved in human rights protection of minority populations in Eastern Europe lectured at Little Big Horn College and Turtle Mountain Community College.
Another scholar, Baljit Kaur, an Indian scholar conducting research on literacy acquisition in at-risk children, spoke at Navajo Community College. She met with a number of classes, and participated in a panel on women in traditional societies.
The costs of inviting these scholars is minimal. Reimbursement for the actual long distance travel costs of grantees is a maximum of $650. Hosts are expected to cover basic costs, namely meals, accommodation and local transportation during the visit. Though scholars are generally allowed to make only one visit a year, their trips to minority institutions are unlimited.
Copies of the directory and additional information may be requested from Marilyn Saks-McMillion at the Council of International Exchange of Scholars, 3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite 5M, Washington, DC 20008- 3009; or telephone: (202) 686-6243.