Students awarded Fulbright-Hays grants

Two doctoral students have received Fulbright-Hays grants to conduct research abroad in the 2009-2010 academic year.

Megan Ference, doctoral student in anthropology in Arts & Sciences, will spend 12 months in Kenya studying “Mapping Mobile Identities in Metropolitan Nairobi.” Beverly Levine, doctoral student in history in Arts & Sciences, will spend nine months in Syria examining “Of Safety, Danger and Care: Illness, Healing and Social Support Networks in Interwar Syria.”

The Department of Education Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award, the Fulbright-Hays, provides grants to universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.

Projects deepen research knowledge and help develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula.

Applications for the program are due in the fall to the International and Area Studies Program in Arts & Sciences.