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Hosting Fulbright students and scholars is a time honored
tradition at Lehigh. These exemplary individuals from
around the world have called Lehigh home for more than a
decade. As a testimony to Lehigh’s firm dedication
to the Fulbright program, Mrs. Harriet Mayor Fulbright,
widow of the program’s namesake, visited campus in October
of 1997 to personally thank the faculty and staff for
opening so many doors to program participants.
From the out-going perspective, Lehigh University has had
faculty/staff members win Fulbright scholarships since
1988. Our most recent
Fulbrighters are Drs.
and Bruce Whitehouse, both of the Sociology &
Anthropology Departmen,t and
Dr. Arup SenGupta from Civil Engineering. Tanya is
researching hip hop in
Brazil, Bruce is studying polygamy in Mali, and Arup is on
the highly regarded
Fulbright Nehru grant in India.
The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under
legislation introduced by late Senator
J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright
Program is sponsored by the the United States
Department of State's Bureau
of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
Approximately 294,000 "Fulbrighters," 111,000 from
the United States and 183,000 from other countries,
have participated in the Program since its inception
over sixty years ago. The Fulbright Program awards
approximately 7,500 new grants annually.
Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in over 155
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