Ten American researchers who were awarded grants from the U.S. Fulbright Student Program are set to arrive in the Philippines between August and October 2018. They will be conducting research in various fields for nine months all over the country. The diversity of their projects range from Creative Writing, Engineering, Public Health, Gender Studies, Film Studies, Education, Biology, to History and Cultural Studies.
The first batch composed of four scholars had their Arrival Orientation at the Philippine-American Educational Foundation Office in Makati City last Monday, August 13. Sarah Hartman, from the University of Delaware, will be based in Cebu City working with the University of San Carlos School of Engineering. The rest of the group are staying within Metro Manila with their affiliations: namely University of the Philippines – Manila (David Menino – Brown University), University of the Philippines – Diliman (Andrea Pulido – University of Massachusetts Amherst), and Ateneo de Manila University (Anna Cabe – Indiana University, and Andrea Pulido).
Yesterday, August 14, the four scholars dropped by the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines located along Roxas Boulevard for a Courtesy Call with Public Affairs Officer Philip Roskamp and Cultural Affairs Officer Matt Keener. Both are also part of the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Commission in the Philippines, as the Chairman and Treasurer respectively.
The scholars were able to tour around the rest of the Public Affairs Section at the Embassy afterwards, including seeing the famous mural painting at the American Center.
To see the complete list of US Fulbright Student grantees Batch 2018-2019, click here.