Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 20, 2012


The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) will bring 20 Fulbright NEXUS Scholars from Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States together in Washington, DC, April 23 to April 25, to discuss “Leveraging Research Networks for Inclusive Prosperity in the Americas.” This seminar will provide the Fulbright NEXUS scholars with an opportunity to present their year of work together and focus on how they are implementing their research.

On April 23, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Ann Stock will welcome the Fulbright NEXUS Scholars at a reception held in the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Reception Room. The scholars will have the opportunity to network with government officials from Western Hemisphere embassies, Jefferson Fellows, American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows, and representatives of agencies and institutions including the U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the National Science Foundation and the Inter-American Foundation.

The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program is a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the United States and other Western Hemisphere nations engaged in a year-long program that includes multi-disciplinary, team-based research, seminar meetings, and a Fulbright exchange experience, in one of three areas: Science, Technology and Innovation; Entrepreneurship; and Sustainable Energy.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 310,000 participants from more than 155 countries with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.


For further information, please contact James Lawrence at LawrenceJA@state.gov or (202) 632-3241.



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