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Fulbright scholarships awarded to JU researchers

Fulbright scholarships awarded to JU researchers

We know the names of Polish students, PhD candidates and researchers that will travel to the United States to work on their projects funded by the Fulbright Program. In total, the scholarship was awarded to 48 scholars, including 6 from the Jagiellonian University.

The Fulbright Program operates in over 160 countries worldwide, having operated in more than 180 throughout its lifespan that dates back to 1946. It is one of the largest and most prestigious educational exchange programmes in the world. In accordance with the vision of its creator, American senator William J. Fulbright, it serves as a bridge between nations, fostering cultural exchange and peaceful cooperation. Since student and staff mobility works both ways, scientific and educational institutions in Poland have the opportunity to invite specialists from the United States to participate in their projects.

Dr hab. Magdalena Heydel, Prof. UJ from the JU Faculty of Polish Studies has received the Fulbright Senior Award (FSA) for research and research/teaching staff of Polish scientific institutions. She will conduct her project at Harvard University, where she will study the works of Stanisław Barańczak. Dr Michał Choiński from the JU Faculty of Philology, also a recipient of the FSA, will investigate colonial period texts at Yale University.

‘We’re going to employ stylometry to determine the authors of selected 18th century texts and the relationships between those authors and groups of authors. In my research, I will use computer software developed by Dr hab. Jan Rybicki (Jagiellonian University) and Dr hab. Maciej Eder (Polish Academy of Sciences). I collaborate with them on numerous projects. I’m also going to initiate a project on literature of the southern states as a follow up to my book Southern Hyperboles: Metafigurative Strategies of Narration’, Dr Choiński explained.

The Polish-US Fulbright Commission has also announced the recipients of Fulbright Junior Research Award for PhD candidates. The scholarship, lasting form 6 to 9 months, provides funds for young researchers to realise their own project on an American higher education institution or non-government organisation. Four JU PhDs – Agata Kłosowicz (Faculty of Medicine), Klaudia Muca (Faculty of Polish Studies), Arkadiusz Bochniak (Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science) and Robert Siudak (Faculty of International and Political Studies) – will travel to the United States next year to pursue their projects.

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