The Fulbright Program offers university faculty year- or semester-long grants to research and teach overseas, as well as short-term consulting grants. Learn more here.
Our office coordinates faculty and staff applications for Fulbright scholarships. This process begins with a one-on-one consultation with Bill Hunter, program coordinator, to match faculty interests and skills with open scholarships. We also offer application review by a team of faculty who have received Fulbright scholarships themselves. Each of the previous eight professors who applied for a scholarship was successful.
More than 20 Lehigh faculty and staff members have received Fulbright scholarships since 1988. Here are some of their experiences.
Our most recent Fulbrighter award winners were Drs. Tom Hyclak and David Small. Dr. Hyclak researched economics in Poland, and Dr. Small continued his archaeological research in Greece.
Arup K. SenGupta
Professor of civil and environmental engineering goes to the Center for Sustainable Technologies at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India
Anthropology Professor returns to Mali to study the evolving practice of marriage in Bamako
Director of Asian Studies Program heads to Beijing
Computer Science Professor Wins Fulbright to Ghana
On the way to India as a Fulbright Scholar
Susan A. Sherer
"I was a Fulbright scholar from May through July 2005 in Lisbon, Portugal. The experience was an excellent one and provided me with an opportunity to immerse myself in another culture for a short time period.
I taught an advanced MBA course, “Managing the IS Resource” at the Portuguese Catholic University in Lisbon. My students were primarily working professionals, many in management positions in Portuguese branches of major global technology firms. This was a course that I had previously developed and taught at Lehigh and I found that our discussions of the same case studies took on a decidedly different flavor, reflecting different cultural perspectives.
During this time, I also extended my research on information systems value realization by investigating the processes used to assess information systems management benefits in Portugal. I surveyed and interviewed a number of Portuguese senior information systems managers in order to develop a comparative analysis of information systems management practices in IT investment. In addition, I presented my research in several seminars in Portugal including a faculty seminar at Portuguese Catholic University and the International Business Information Management Association Conference."
—Susan A. Sherer
Kenan Professor of Information Technology Management
My wife and I picked up a yellow VW Rabbit in France and drove to Innsbruck (Austria) in a heavy snow storm. Good for skiing. We rented an apartment in Igls, which is half way up the Patscherkoffel mountain, bought new skiis and could walk from the apartment to the gondola that brought us to the slopes. This is where Franz Klammer (Austrian hero at that time) got the Olympic gold medal in downhill in 1976. I was spending much of my time at the University of Innsbruck, teaching a seminar twice a week. Tried my shaky German, but was pretty good at the end of the semester.
Supervised a Ph.D. thesis of Rudolph Naderer. Did a lecture tour that included universities in Vienna and the UK. My 10-year old son attended school in Igls in a building occupied by cows downstairs and school upstairs. No problems between the occupants. He could converse in German pretty well when we left. My wife Dzintra was learning German and had her hands full keeping both of us happy. All in all, the experience was intellectually and otherwise stimulating.
Professor Emeritus of Mechanics