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Andrews University Announces Fulbright Awards for 2022-2023
Berrien Springs, MI — Andrews University is pleased to announce that Dr. Steven D. Reece has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award in the field of Leadership for the 2022-2023 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
As an adjunct faculty member, Dr. Reece is one of over 800 U.S. citizens who will conduct research and/or teach abroad for the 2022-2023 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Fulbrighters engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often continuing research collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions. Upon returning to their home countries, institutions, labs, and classrooms, they share their stories and often become active supporters of international exchange, inviting foreign scholars to campus and encouraging colleagues and students to go abroad. As Fulbright Scholar alumni, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed scholars, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright alumni include 61 Nobel Prize laureates, 88 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 40 who have served as a head of state or government.
Dr. Reece will conduct research and teach in the Institute of History at the University of Szczecin in Szczecin, Poland. His Fulbright project will build upon his previous study of Jewish-Christian interaction within the space of the Polish-Jewish cemetery by investigating how various stakeholders/groups may be brought together to advance dialogue and reconciliation through the Polish-Jewish cemetery restoration projects and develop what he terms the cultural envoy model.
“Steven has been working for the last decade on restoring broken Jewish cemeteries in Poland to create a bridge of peace between Jews and Christians. We are delighted to see him recognized in this wonderful way,” said Dr. Erich Baumgartner, Director of Ph.D. in Leadership Program and Director of Global Leadership Institute, Andrews University.
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program.
Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 participants from over 160 countries the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright program is an annual appropriation by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.
In the United States, the Institute of International Education supports the implementation of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, including conducting an annual competition for the scholarships.
For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.