Mai-Kim Dang of Cleveland State University has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Ethiopia to conduct research in film and digital media. She was one of fewer than 815 students in the United States awarded a Fulbright Grant to conduct research.
The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government designed to increase mutual understanding among people of the United States and other countries. Dang, of Cleveland, will spend a year researching Ethiopian film, film history, markets and African film culture. She said this was a significant accomplishment in her education.
"This will really allow me to network with many different kinds of people from various fields," she said. "I am very grateful to many people at CSU who helped make this possible."
The Fulbright Program is funded principally through an annual Congressional appropriation to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on academic or professional achievement, as well as leadership potential in their fields.
Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 300,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy, education, and athletics. Forty Fulbright alumni from 11 countries have been awarded the Nobel Prize, and 75 alumni have received Pulitzer Prizes.
For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, please visit: http://fulbright.state.gov or contact James A. Lawrence, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, telephone 202.632.3241 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. With an enrollment of more than 17,000 students, 8 colleges and approximately 200 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2011 as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
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