Applications open for Fulbright scholarship

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

APPLICATIONS are open for the 2016 Fulbright US-ASEAN visiting scholars programme, the US embassy in Brunei said yesterday.

The embassy said the programme is open to university faculty, foreign ministry and government officials and professional staff of think tanks and other organisations in Brunei.

The scholars programme provides a fully-funded award for travel to the US for scholarly and professional research and exchange on topics of relevance to ASEAN.

Applicants must be Brunei citizens or citizens of an ASEAN nation.

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the embassy’s website at http://brunei.usembassy.gov/fulbrightprogram/us-asean-fulbright-initiati... for detailed application instructions.

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 13.

The Fulbright US-ASEAN initiative was announced by former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2010 US-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and marks over 35 years of friendship and cooperation between ASEAN and the US.

The initiative aims to deepen people-to-people engagement and strengthen educational ties.

To date, 26 scholars, including two Bruneians, from 10 ASEAN member states have been awarded scholarships to pursue studies focused on subjects including teaching English as a second language, maritime security, climate change, health, political security and wildlife trafficking.

The Fulbright programme was established in 1946 and sponsored by the US Department of State in partnership with governments around the world.

The statement added that the Fulbright is the US flagship international education exchange programme.

About 318,000 Fulbright scholars comprising 120,000 from the US and 198,000 from other countries have participated in the programme since its inception over 60 years ago.

The Fulbright programme awards about 8,000 new grants every year and operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

The Brunei Times