Saturday, July 3, 2010

To give a fillip to the number of Fulbright scholars

COIMBATORE: While the information and orientation that students going abroad for higher studies get is immense, knowledge and awareness about the various fellowships and grants being offered to professionals intending to pursue research and projects abroad is very minimal.

Unless and until the individuals themselves take the initiative to visit the various websites concerned there is no easy access to such information. The United States � India Educational Foundation (USIEF) of the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, has made a path breaking effort in creating awareness about the Fulbright and Fulbright-Nehru grants and fellowships to those interested, in Coimbatore.

Though it has been conducting mentoring workshops in Chennai and other tier-1 cities for a few years, this is the first time that such a workshop was held here at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) on Saturday. It is identifying institutions in various cities/towns that are interested in promoting its faculty and other professionals in their city in making use of the fellowships and also in conducting mentoring workshops there.

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