Two University of Colorado at Boulder graduate students have been awarded Fulbright grants for the 2004-05 academic year, and another was selected as an alternate.
Marc Levine, a doctoral candidate in anthropology, was awarded a grant to conduct archaeological research in Mexico. He will be excavating on the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, at an ancient capital occupied by Mixtec people that flourished during the years A.D. 1100-1521. He is especially interested in learning about the interaction of the Mixtec with other people in the region at the time, including the Aztecs. Levine will leave for Mexico in October 2004.
Alex Settle, a doctoral candidate in computer architecture was awarded a grant to conduct research at the Technical University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, one of the leading institutions in the computer architecture field. His research involves designing computer processor chips to help programs run faster. While at the Technical University, he will have access to research infrastructure that has helped pioneer the field of computer architecture.
Eric Monsen, a doctoral student in business administration, applied for a grant to Germany and was selected as an alternate.
Founded in 1946, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in the United States is the flagship program for international educational exchange. Grants are used to support graduate study, university lecturing, advanced research or professional training in the arts. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Since CU-Boulder began recording award information in 1977, 81 students have received Fulbright grants and 18 have been selected as alternates.
For more information about student Fulbright awards contact the CU-Boulder Office of International Education at (303) 492-6016 or visit http://www.iie.org/fulbright. The campus deadline for students to apply for the 2005-06 program is Sept. 20, 2004.
Fulbright Scholar Awards also are available to faculty members. For more information visit the Web site at http://www.cies.org