The Fulbright Commission in Belgium is pleased to announce the list of 2013-2014 European Fulbright-Schuman grantees. The Fulbright-Schuman Program, administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States, Belgium and Luxembourg, is jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission.
10 Scholars and 5 Graduate Students were selected from a pool of 86 competitive applicants that were split fairly evenly between candidates in the Student and Scholar categories. The majority of applications were received from candidates of larger Western European countries, including Italy, Greece, Germany, Belgium, Spain, and France. We also saw an increase in applications from citizens of Scandinavian countries. These trends were both reflected in the composition of selected grantees. We would like to see more Eastern European EU citizens apply for this award in the future.
The average award given to 2013-2014 grantees is €17,400 and the average length of stay is approximately 6 months. Candidates still predominantly originate from academic fields related to Law and Political Science – with one special award guaranteed for an International Educational Administrator – but they also come from non-traditional academic backgrounds, such as Anthropology, Mathematics, Linguistics, and Technology. This reflects the Commission’s efforts to increase the practicality of the award by encouraging candidates with fields of study explicitly related to current US-EU policies or institutions to apply. For example, a candidate with a mathematical background may choose to examine mathematical models that can lead to the development of data-driven investment strategies for growth with the EU and the US.
The Fulbright-Schuman program focuses on research and/or post-graduate study on EU affairs or U.S.-EU relations at an accredited American university or independent research center.
The names of the 2013-2014 European Fulbright-Schuman Grantees are below:
|2013-14 Fulbright Schuman Students|
|Name||Nationality||EU Institution||US Institution(s)||Discipline||Project Title|
|Emmanuel De Groof||Belgian||European University Institute||New York University||Law||Understanding and evaluating the increasing EU & US involvement with transitional authorities|
|Mikolaj Jasiak||Polish||College of Europe||Pace University||Law||Examining the legal regulation of natural gas production|
|Joseph Lacey||Irish||European University Institute||Princeton University||Political Science||Democratic Representation for a Changing Europe|
|Anna Marhold||Dutch||European University Institute||New York University||Law||Finally GATT-ing it Right? From Energy Exclusion to Separate Sector Negotiations under the GATT/WTO?|
|Maria Elena Oliver Saiz||Spanish||University of Granada||University of California Berkeley||Engineering||On the development of a common framework on the assessment and retrofitting of existing RC framed structures|
|2013-14 Fulbright Schuman Scholars|
|Name||Nationality||EU Institution||US Institution(s)||Discipline||Project title|
|Ana Isabel Afonso||Portuguese||FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa||University of Massachusetts- Amherst||Anthropology||Wind Power, Greening Society and Environmental Justice. Socio-cultural Impacts of Renewable Energies in European and American Landscap(es)|
|Alessandro Blasimme||Italian||INSERM - Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale||Harvard University||Political Science||Translating innovation: The governance of stem cell therapy in the US and in Europe|
|Ignacio Gonzalez Fernandez||Spanish||CIEMAT - Centre for Research on Energy, Environment and Technology||US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station||Environmental Sciences||Implementation of Scientific Findings into Environmental Policy Development in the E.U. and U.S. Within the UNECE Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution Convention|
|Esthir Lemi Petropoulou||Greek||The Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece||University of Michigan||Other||Haptic Diaries: a tacticle feedback technology for knowledge-based interaction|
|Sara Lopez Selga||Spanish||Universitat Pompeu Fabra||State University NY and California University systems||Educational Administration||Erasmus for All: Maximizing US HEIs participation in European educational programs|
|Neave O'Clery||Irish||Imperial College London||Harvard University||Mathematics||Network Analysis of EU Labour Force Data for Strategies in Economic Development and Investment|
|Katia Perini||Italian||Università degli Studi di Genova||Columbia University||Urban Planning||Sustainability of urban areas: hints for the improvement of environmental policies|
|Paiva Pietila||Finnish||University of Turku||City University of New York||Linguistics||Promoting Lifelong Learning: Lexical Competence of Learners of Different Ages and Proficiency Levels|
|Antoine Rayroux||French||Université libre de Bruxelles||Georgetown University||Political Science||Managing international reputation: The European Union in the US and in Canada|
|Robert Schuetze||German||Durham University||Harvard University||Law||Foreign Affairs Federalism: Comparative Constitutional Perspectives|