2020 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders from Europe

• Education and the Future of Work
• Entrepreneurship and Economic Development


The Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission announces the competition for the 2020 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders from Europe, a five-week academic program in the U.S. for Romanian undergraduate students. The Institutes are an all-expense paid program, including program administration; domestic travel and ground transportation; book, cultural, mailing and incidental allowances; and housing and subsistence. Participants will be enrolled in ASPE, the Bureau's Accident Sickness Program for Exchanges.

Grant duration: 5 weeks in the June to August 2020 timeframe

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The 2020-2021 Fulbright Teaching Excellence And Achievement Program

21st Century Classroom Media Literacy

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Program will bring international secondary-level teachers to the United States for a six-week professional development program to take academic seminars at a host university, observe and share their expertise with U.S. teachers and students, and develop action plans to promote media literacy and critical thinking skills in their home schools, classrooms, and communities.

The Fulbright TEA 21st Century Classroom Media Literacy Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX in collaboration with the Fulbright Commission.

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New Executive Director at the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

The Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Mircea Dumitru as the new Executive Director of the Commission.

He will succeed Professor Rodica Mihăilă, who will be retiring from the Commission at the end of December 2019. We would like to thank Professor Rodica Mihăilă for her exceptional dedication and commitment to the Fulbright Program and to the cultural and educational exchanges between Romania and the United States of America.

Professor Mircea Dumitru has been the Rector of the University of Bucharest since 2011 and a member of the Romanian Academy since 2014. Between July 2016 and January 2017 he has occupied the position of Minister of Education and Scientific Research.

Professor Dumitru was a Fulbright grantee at Tulane University (1993-1994) where he received his PhD in Philosophy in 1998 with a dissertation on incompleteness in modal logic. He is also a Doctor in Philosophy of the University of Bucharest, with a thesis on neo-fregeanism and neo-russellianism in the semantics of propositional attitudes and direct reference.

He authored over 50 journal papers and chapters on topics such as modal logic, theories of truth, meaning, rationality, Wittgenstein’s thought, contemporary logic with a focus on Quine, Kripke, and Kit Fine, realism, essentialism and relativism. Between 2011 and 2014 he was the President of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy. He is a Fellow of Academia Europaea since 2019.
 

Fulbright ETAs and FEAC Advisers Connect with High Schoolers and Students in Craiova

On December 16, the FEAC-EducationUSA advising team was present in Craiova for a series of outreach presentations, highlighting study and research opportunities in the United States via the Fulbright Awards, as well as independent study opportunities at an undergraduate or graduate level.
The first presentation of the day, kindly hosted and co-organized by the University of Craiova, was aimed at undergraduates and graduate students interested in study and research opportunities in the United States and focused on the Fulbright Student Award for Romanian citizens. Current U.S. Fulbright grantees Carson Parent and Allen Chen also took part in the event, sharing a bit of their personal experience as U.S. Fulbrighters to Romania, as well as useful tips to help guide potential applicants through the Fulbright application process and beyond.
Later that day, the FEAC advisers, accompanied by Fulbright ETA Allen Chen, met with high schoolers interested in studying in the U.S., at American Corner Craiova. The audience – mainly 11th graders – had a chance to learn more about the U.S. higher education system, as well as about the resources awaiting them at FEAC and the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds program.
Many thanks to Assistant Professor Sorin Cazacu, University of Craiova, and Ms. Mădălina Băileşteanu, American Corner Craiova coordinator, who kindly lent their support in organizing and promoting the events.

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