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Fulbright Alumni Update

Dr. Rhonda Phillips, Ph.D., has been named as Dean of the Purdue University Honors College. This new college serves high-ability students and houses the National and International Scholarship Office helping students pursue competitive scholarships such as the Fulbright.

The former Associate Dean for Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University,Rhonda also served as Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability; Professor in the School of Community Resources and Development; and Affiliate Professor in the Schools of Public Affairs, and Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.

Rhonda is a two-time Fulbright recipient, having served as the 2006 Fulbright UK Ulster Policy Fellow in Northern Ireland at the University of Ulster, focusing on heritage and cultural based community and economic development strategies via The Township Heritage Initiative. As a 2012 Fulbright Specialist to Panama, she developed a social indicators planning project.Her research focus is community planning and development, as well as community indicator and evaluation systems for monitoring progress towards community well-being, development, quality of life and economic development revitalization goals.  

In 2012, Rhonda was awarded the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies' Distinguished Research Fellowship for her work in community well-being and quality of life. She has authored and edited eighteen books, including Sustainable Communities: Creating a Durable Local Economy, Introduction to Community Development, and Community Development Indicators Measuring Systems. She is editor of the Community Quality of Life and Well-being  series published by Springer.

Rhonda recently completed a 5-year term as Editor of Community Development, the journal of the Community Development Society, transitioning it to a major academic publisher, Taylor & Francis, http://tandf.co.uk/journals/rcod.  Rhonda is also the founding editor of two book series, Introduction to Community Development Research and Practice and CDS Current Issues, both published by Routledge.


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Are you ready to spend nine months abroad exploring, studying, and storytelling on some of the most pressing social and environmental issues around the globe?

Applications for the #Fulbright -+National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship are now open.
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Don’t forget – today’s the day to hit ‘submit’ on your #Fulbright -Clinton Fellowship applications! The deadline is 5 pm Eastern Time, but we recommend you submit a little earlier in case of any last minute questions or technical glitches. This is your chance to serve as a special advisor in a foreign government ministry and to gain hands-on public sector experience.
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hi.. gud afternoon, I am jade t. miraflores from philippnes, I just want to ask how could I apply to your scholarship grant???  tnk u..
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We have exciting news! #Fulbright has partnered with +National Geographic for a new digital storytelling fellowship! Five U.S. applicants will be selected to research global issues for an academic year and showcase their work in videos, audio recordings, photos, and other digital stories.

Start your application today – the cycle closes February 28. 
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“What’s the wall good for?” asks a song written and performed by HEARTBEAT, the band founded by #Fulbright -mtvU Fellow Adam Shneyer. The band, comprised of Israeli and Palestinian youths, is touring the U.S. and using their music to encourage peaceful discussions in the Middle East. 

We’ll be hosting a live concert for the public at the +U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC on Nov. 11. RSVP to join us!
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Here’s a #Fulbright #ThrowbackThursday moment – Nina Scarlett, from New Zealand, teaching a second grade class in Silver Spring, Maryland while on a Fulbright Foreign Teaching Exchange grant in 1959. #tbt 
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The  Fulbright U.S. Student Program application will open for 2015-2016 on May 1st! 
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how can I apply?
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Did you know that the #Fulbright Program in South Africa is more than 60 years old? 
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Have you applied for the #Fulbright -Clinton Fellowship? If not, you’re in luck – the application deadline has been moved to January 22, 2014. Make sure you submit before the deadline for the opportunity to serve as a special assistant in a foreign government ministry for an academic year. 
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As my daughter just completed the two years in Mexico tbat she was awarded - I highly recommended all of you hurry up and get those apps in.
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Do you use Instagram? Show us your favorite instagram photo from your time abroad in the comments below, or tag it with the hashtag #fulbright to share it!

Photo by Instagram user adityamahardhika. 
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The U.S. Government's flagship international exchange program.
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The Fulbright Program increases mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Program provides scholarships for individuals in all fields to undertake innovative projects, graduate-level study, teaching and research, while also enabling participants to become cultural ambassadors from their countries. Approximately 318,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the Program since its inception in 1946.

Projects have included:
  • Developing devices to detect cancer by scent
  • Using music to help children with HIV create a supportive community
  • Studying new painting techniques
  • Developing key new economic theories
  • Teaching Arabic to U.S. college students
  • And more than 300,000 other projects in over 150 countries
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit our website.
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