AFS Executive Director Timothy Lloyd Receives Fulbright Specialists Award
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
AFS Executive Director Tim Lloyd has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Finland at the Department of History and Ethnology of the University of Jyväskylä during August 2012, according
to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
During his Fulbright residency, Lloyd will meet
with faculty and students from the universities of Jyväskylä, Helsinki,
Eastern Finland, Turku, and Abo Akademi, and the members of Finnish
academic societies in ethnology and folklore studies,
to discuss research funding for work in folklore and the possibilities
for collaborative international projects.
Dr. Lloyd is one of over 400 U.S. faculty and
professionals who will travel abroad this year through the Fulbright
Specialists Program. The Fulbright Specialists Program, created in 2000
to complement the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program,
provides short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) to
prominent U.S. faculty and professionals to support curricular and
faculty development and institutional planning at post-secondary
academic institutions around the world.
The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship
international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the US
Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over
its 60 years of existence, thousands of US faculty and professionals
have taught, studied or conducted research abroad, and thousands of
their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar
activities in the United States.
Over 285,000 emerging leaders in their professional fields have
received Fulbright awards, including individuals who later became heads
of government, Nobel Prize winners, and leaders in education, business,
the arts and other fields.