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Camille Delavaux selected for Fulbright award to Ecuador

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Congratulations Camille (mentored by Jim Bever) on being selected for the prestigious Fulbright award to conduct research for one year in Ecuador.

Among other information the Fulbright award letter to Camille states: "On behalf of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (the Board), I am pleased to congratulate you on your selection for a Fulbright award to Ecuador.  As Chair of the presidentially appointed 12-member Fulbright Board that supervises the Fulbright Program worldwide and approves the selection of all Fulbright recipients, I am honored to welcome you into the Fulbright family. Your grant is made possible through taxpayer funds appropriated annually by the U.S. Congress and, in many cases, by contributions from partner countries and private parties.

The Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. You will be joining the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, alongside many distinguished figures around the world. Fulbright alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists, and teachers. They include 59 Nobel Laureates, 82 Pulitzer Prize winners, 71 MacArthur Fellows, 16 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients, and thousands of leaders across the private, public and non-profit sectors. Since its inception in 1946, more than 380,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the Program."

"The Fulbright Board places its confidence in you to fulfill Senator Fulbright’s goal to develop international understanding. This effort depends on a commitment from Fulbright grantees to establish open communication and long-term cooperative relationships. As a Fulbright recipient and a representative of the United States, you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with international partners in educational, political, cultural, economic, and scientific fields... . In so doing, you will exemplify the qualities of service, leadership, and excellence that have been hallmarks of this Program for over 70 years."

EEB joins the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which oversees Fulbright Program operations throughout the world, and the Fulbright Board in congratulating you. And just like them "we hope that  your Fulbright experience will be deeply rewarding professionally and personally ... "

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