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2019-2020 Fulbright Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Institutional Leaders

May 24, 12:00 AM - June 3, 12:00 AM EDT

Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leaders 2019-2020

In  2019, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announced a new initiative recognizing the engagement of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with the Fulbright Program. The Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leaders (HBCU IL) designation acknowledges institutions that have demonstrated a noteworthy level of engagement with Fulbright exchange participants and that have promoted Fulbright Program opportunities on campus.   

Following on the success of the inaugural recognitions, 20 HBCUs will be acknowledged as Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leaders for the 2019-2020 academic year.  To coincide with the announcement of the recipients, several days of activities will celebrate the achievements that HBCUs have made with the Fulbright Program and to encourage more HBCUs to get engaged.

May 24: The 2019-2020 HBCU Institutional Leaders will be announced on the Fulbright Program’s social media accounts: FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn, as well as on eca.state.gov/fulbright and the Fulbright U.S. Student and Fulbright Scholar websites. Make sure you follow the accounts in case your institution is recognized, and share the posts to promote the campaign and invite others to celebrate!  

May 24 – May 28: Throughout the week, the Fulbright Program’s social media accounts will highlight the 2019-2020 HBCU Institutional Leaders through stories and a video collaboration with Watch the Yard. On May 27, the Fulbright Program’s flagship Twitter account will also co-host a Twitter chat with the Fulbright HBCU affinity group and the Rutgers Center for Minority-Serving Institutions on HBCU engagement with Fulbright and international education. Stay tuned for more information. 

June 3: In recognition of the Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leaders initiative, and in celebration of the Fulbright Program’s 75th Anniversary, the Fulbright Program will host a workshop to discuss Fulbright opportunities and resources for HBCUs, the benefits of a Fulbright experience, and the role that the Fulbright Program can and does play in supporting HBCU campus internationalization and global awareness and engagement. The workshop is open to all HBCU faculty, staff, and stakeholders. Stay tuned for more information.