« 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 »

 » [La Commission Fulbright] a changé ma vie de chercheur et de femme passionnée de littérature et de philosophie »

Danièle Pitavy-Soucques, France Chercheuse, 1977 et 1994 Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)- University of Mississippi Professeur émérite, Université de Bourgogne Phoenix Award 2001-2002 for distinguished achievement in Eudora Welty Scholarship   Je resterai à  jamais reconnaissante à l’institution des bourses Fulbright., dont j’ai bénéficié deux fois : elle a changé ma vie de chercheur et… Lire la suite  » [La Commission Fulbright] a changé ma vie de chercheur et de femme passionnée de littérature et de philosophie »

« J’ai appris que certains verbes comme « tenter, essayer, foncer, oser, accomplir, etc. » pouvaient également se conjuguer à la première personne du singulier »

Fabrice Deva, France FLTA, 2010 Central College, Pella Rien ne sera plus jamais pareil ! Cela aurait pu faire un bon titre de livre autobiographique à lire sur une plage en… hiver ! Et c’est pourtant vrai, le cours de ma vie est désormais changé : il y a clairement un avant et un après… Lire la suite « J’ai appris que certains verbes comme « tenter, essayer, foncer, oser, accomplir, etc. » pouvaient également se conjuguer à la première personne du singulier »

« the most pleasantly surprising thing in general about my experience was the incredible novelty, quality, diversity, imagination, and engagement of the other laureates in my group »

Charles Carter, US Scholar, 2010 Institut Pasteur Current position : Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   What was the benefit of living in France? The direct perspective of foreign nationals on a broad range of experience clarified issues that could not have been so clarified living in the US.… Lire la suite « the most pleasantly surprising thing in general about my experience was the incredible novelty, quality, diversity, imagination, and engagement of the other laureates in my group »

« Ever since then, I have tried to remember the importance of cultural relativity and keep a hopeful heart and an open-mind when engaging in the world. »

Catherine Ragen, US Exchange Teacher, 2009-2010 Collège Louis Blériot On the third day of my Fulbright Teacher Exchange year I was asked to speak briefly at the Parent Open House. The room of parents was very crowded and so the teachers were in line in the hallway and they went in one at a time… Lire la suite « Ever since then, I have tried to remember the importance of cultural relativity and keep a hopeful heart and an open-mind when engaging in the world. »

« Mon objectif scientifique initial a été atteint, voire dépassé, mais je suis surtout rentrée en France riche de ce que je n’avais pas pu prévoir »

Anne-Lise Dall’Agnola, France Researcher, 2016-2017 Ohio State University « Blessés pour la Patrie ? Approches comparatives entre les blessés de guerres français et américains au 21ème siècle » Grâce au programme Fulbright, j’ai passé plus de 18 mois aux États-Unis dans le cadre de ma thèse de sociologie qui compare la reconnaissance des blessés de guerre en France… Lire la suite « Mon objectif scientifique initial a été atteint, voire dépassé, mais je suis surtout rentrée en France riche de ce que je n’avais pas pu prévoir »