Free ticketed event
The Fulbright Scholar Program operates in more than 125 countries with grant options that run from as little as two weeks or as long as a full year. Offering opportunities to conduct research, to teach or to do a combination of both, Fulbright has a special interest in STEM fields and STEM education. Fulbright programs can help to support individual and institutional agendas. Grantees use their experiences to refresh their skills, build bridges, and broaden their vision of education practices. The workshop will give an overview of the programs and their strengths, and how to apply for them.
Catherine Johnston Matto is the assistant director for the South and Central Asia and East Asia and the Pacific regions at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a division of the Institute of International Education (IIE). She joined the Fulbright Scholar Program in September 2009. Matto's interest in the region was sparked by a year in Mumbai, India, where she was an exchange student with Rotary International. Her international experience extends beyond Asia to Europe: she spent a semester in Strasbourg, France, interning in the Commercial Services Office of the U.S. Consulate, and traveling throughout Europe. Previously, Matto served as a program coordinator at the George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, where she worked closely with faculty and students to recruit for and administer professional graduate and doctoral degree programs. A native of Vermont, Catherine earned her B.A. in international relations from Syracuse University, and her M.A. in international education from the George Washington University.