Fulbright-Hays grants awarded

Two doctoral candidates receive grants to study abroad

Two doctoral students have received Fulbright-Hays grants to conduct research abroad in the 2010-2011 academic year.

Jacob Labendz, doctoral student in history in Arts & Sciences, will spend 12 months in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic working on “Jews and the State in Community Central Europe: Czechoslovakia and its Neighbors 1945-1989.”

Helina Woldekiros, doctoral student in anthropology in Arts & Sciences, will spend seven months in Ethiopia researching “The Salt Trade of the Afar: Insights into Interactions Among Ethiopians of the Highlands and Low Deserts.”

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 on and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula.

Doctoral students interested in more information on Fulbright-Hays grants can contact Krystel Mowery in the International and Area Studies Program in Arts & Sciences at klmowery@wustl.edu. Applications are due in the fall.