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AFS Executive Director Timothy Lloyd Receives Fulbright Specialists Award

Tuesday, May 29, 2012   (2 Comments)

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, journalism, the arts and other fields.


Lee Haring says...
Posted Friday, June 15, 2012
Tim, this is very good news for all of us. It signifies the importance of the role you have been playing for US folkloristics. Have and great time, and write it up for us to read.
Norma E. Cantú says...
Posted Thursday, May 31, 2012
Congratulations, Tim!

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