[lg policy] Foundation Seeks to Compensate for Cuts in Federal International-Study Program

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 28 19:46:35 UTC 2011

Foundation Seeks to Compensate for Cuts in Federal International-Study

June 28, 2011, 12:39 pm

To make up for some of the budget cuts in the federal Fulbright-Hays
study-abroad program, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is providing a
one-time grant of $3.16-million to establish new fellowships for overseas
doctoral research. The program will be administered by the Institute of
International Education and will support approximately 80 Ph.D. students in
the humanities. The goal is to improve knowledge in *non-Western
languages*and international-area studies. Federal spending for
Fulbright-Hays, which
is administered by the U.S. Department of Education, was cut by 40 percent
under the budget deal for the 2011 fiscal year. According to the institute,
130 students who had been nominated to receive dissertation-research funds
to work overseas in 2011-12 have lost their financing.


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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