Dr. Virgil H. Blanco is the new NJ Chapter president


New Jersey Fulbright Chapter announces Dr. Blanco is the new president.

We wish to thank Dr. Melda Yildiz for her contribution to Fulbright for the last six years. Dr. Yildiz will be spending part of the upcoming academic year in Azerbaijan as a Fulbright Scholar. She will still remain as a Board Member and as a valuable resource to our chapter. Best to Dr. Yildiz on her new research.

Dr. Blanco will be planning the Fall reception to welcome new members and to welcome Fulbright Scholars from abroad who have selected our State for their Fulbright experience.   Dr. Blanco intends to work closely with the Offices of International Education of  our various colleges in the State. Your ideas and participation are welcome. Kindly send your responses Dr. Blanco’s email. virgil_blanco@middlesexcc.edu


You are INVITED: NJ Fulbright Networking Event @ MSU

Fulbright Networking Event


NJ Fulbright Chapter invites you to join our Networking event on April 19 at Montclair State University.


Jordanna Enrich, Acting Director, Fulbright US Scholar Program

Panel Presenters:
Richard Marranca
Virgil Blanco
Nabil Marshood

Kathleen Malu

Date: April 19, 2016
Time: 3-5pm.

Location: Montclair State University– Please see the details

Room: Student Center Room 419
This event is open to all NJ colleagues and independent scholars
Parking- Red Hawk Garage Parking or more parking details at MSU
Thank you.
For more details and questions, please email Melda.Yildiz @Fulbrightmail.org

International Exchange With Fulbright



Consider Participating in International Exchange With Fulbright

We understand that you have previously submitted a letter of reference for a Fulbright applicant, but have you ever personally considered the benefits of collaborating with colleagues in your discipline on an international level?

The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is accepting applications from American academics and professionals until August 1, 2016. There are over 475 teaching and/or research awards available in more than 125 countries for the 2017-2018 award cycle.

Please view the Catalog of Awards to review the many award offerings. Eligibility criteria, application guidelines, review criteria, as well as other resources are available on our website. We also offer webinarsthroughout the application season, which provide additional details about our Program and allow for audience Q&A participation.
If you have any reservations in regards to the potential length of time spent abroad, many awards offer the option for Flex, which allows a grant to be split into two or three short-term stays abroad.

Our Program Staff would be happy to provide regional or discipline-specific insight and answer any questions you may have. Please feel welcome to share this email and information with interested colleagues. We hope you will consider how your skill set could be applied to a global audience with a large international reach.

Good luck! We look forward to receiving your application.

Warm regards,

Caitlin McNamara
Recruitment and Marketing Officer
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)

Apply Fulbright Grant


Montclair State University hosts NJ Fulbright Networking Event on April 19 between 3-5pm. This event is open to public.  Details will be posted here.

Panel presenters:

Dr. Kathleen Malu, Fulbright Scholar, Rwanda 2009 and Fulbright Specialist Candidate

Dr. Melda N. Yildiz Fulbright Scholar, Turkmenistan, 2009, Fulbright Specialist

Dr. Virgil Blanco, Fulbright Scholar

Dr. Richard Marranca, Fulbright Scholar, Germany


Please let us know if you are interested in attending the event.



Spring 2016 Meeting at Eastern International College

We thank you so much for attending the NJ Chapter Spring 2016 Meeting.
We thank all our presenters Drs. Nabil Marshood, Britta Bomhard, Richard Marranca, Hamid Elmyar, and Virgil Blanco for their inspiring and thought-provoking presentations and sharing their wisdom and experiences.
Our special thanks goes to Eastern International College for hosting and getting ready for the event.
We are looking forward to continuing the Interfaith, intercultural dialog and seeing you in our future events.
As Neil DeGrasse Tyson said now — ‘We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.’
Wish you all a happy and healthy Spring!