Nauris Tamulevicius, PhD, associate professor in Barry University’s School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences, has been awarded a Fulbright Core Scholar grant to lecture and do research in South Africa during the 2015-2016 academic year, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.
Tamulevicius will conduct research with focus on physical activity and prevention/treatment of non-communicable diseases in underserved communities in South Africa. Tamulevicius will work primarily out of two South African universities, North-West University in Potchefstroom and the University of Pretoria in Pretoria.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education.
Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given over 318,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, scientists and other professionals the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
For more information on the Fulbright Scholarship programs, visit their site: http://www.cies.org/.