« It gave me unique access to native speakers of French (…) a wonderful opportunity to see how the French live, work, and approach life »

Lisa Reed, US Researcher, 2003-2004 Professor of French & Linguistics, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier   My Fulbright grant allowed me to conduct a research program that has had far-reaching impact on my career as a French linguist. It gave me unique access to native speakers of French, which is key to uncovering the nature of… Lire la suite « It gave me unique access to native speakers of French (…) a wonderful opportunity to see how the French live, work, and approach life »

« I was able to teach him American entrepreneurial values and management techniques »

Mahbod Moghadam, US Advanced Student, 2004-2005 History Sciences-Po I was in France studying Islamism, following the work of Professor Gilles Kepel and studying with Bruno Etienne. My hypothesis was that the so-called Islamists of France were in fact largely French-born youths of North African background who had been mistreated in the French system. Many of… Lire la suite « I was able to teach him American entrepreneurial values and management techniques »

« What I had not anticipated was the degree to which the experience would color my view of the world and influence how I work with others »

Andrew Hipp, US Researcher – Fulbright-Aquitaine program, 2013-2014 INRA – Centre de Recherches de Bordeaux « Weaving Together Forest Genomics and the Tree of Life: Integrating Disciplines to Understand How Forest Trees will Respond to Climate Change »   I applied for a Fulbright Fellowship with the expectation that it would be professionally beneficial and that I… Lire la suite « What I had not anticipated was the degree to which the experience would color my view of the world and influence how I work with others »

« The Fulbright Fellowship was one of the most stimulating, invigorating, and interesting experiences of my life. It was wonderful on both personal and professional levels »

Inge-Marie Eigsti, US Researcher, 2011-2012 CNRS – Timone My Fulbright project centered on embodied cognition, the proposal that sensorimotor experience plays an integral role in human cognition.  We tested this theory in a study of autism spectrum disorder.  The Fulbright Fellowship was one of the most stimulating, invigorating, and interesting experiences of my life. It… Lire la suite « The Fulbright Fellowship was one of the most stimulating, invigorating, and interesting experiences of my life. It was wonderful on both personal and professional levels »

« the Fulbright experience that pushed me to reinvent myself, both as a scientist and as a person »

P. Shing Ho, United States Researcher, 2004 Université Louis Pasteur First, congratulations to the Fulbright Commission Franco-Américaine for its 70 years of providing unique research, scholarship, and cultural experiences to students, faculty, and scholars. There is no greater need in today’s increasingly insular world than the exchange of ideas and perspectives across national and political… Lire la suite « the Fulbright experience that pushed me to reinvent myself, both as a scientist and as a person »

« It was a time when we immersed ourselves fully in our work and in the feeling of the city, allowing the ramifications of what we were seeing and who we were meeting to soak in. « 

Zoe Pettijohn Schade, US Research Scholar, 2013 Paris « French Pattern Painting: Between Revival and Reinterpretation » The six months in Paris that my husband and I spent in Paris for my research scholar grant was transformative in so many ways. It was the first time either of us had a working painting studio in another country.… Lire la suite « It was a time when we immersed ourselves fully in our work and in the feeling of the city, allowing the ramifications of what we were seeing and who we were meeting to soak in. « 

« I am grateful for the Fulbright years  that helped me to grow as a scholar, a teacher, and a Francophile, but also as an American »

Trudy Bolter ( née Gertrude Nina Hoffmann) Fulbright PhD student, 1966 Independent research, teaching at l’Institut Catholique de Paris Emerita Professor, Institut d’études politiques de Bordeaux (Bordeaux University) As a doctoral researcher from Columbia University, I had the  honor of being a Fulbright Scholar in Paris from 1966 to 1967 – my subject was contemporary… Lire la suite « I am grateful for the Fulbright years  that helped me to grow as a scholar, a teacher, and a Francophile, but also as an American »