The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), the scholar division of the Institute of International Education (IIE), is well known for its expertise and extensive experience in conducting international exchange programs for scholars and university administrators. For nearly seventy years, CIES (www.cies.org) has administered the Fulbright Scholar Program, the United States flagship academic exchange effort, on behalf of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The core Fulbright Scholar Program attracts some 800 U.S. faculty and professionals each year to 140 countries to lecture, teach and conduct research. CIES administers a number of short-term, innovative programs that send an additional 400 scholars from the United States to universities and research institutes abroad to offer expertise on issues of global interest from cutting-edge research to policy, to technical expertise in curriculum development, institutional planning, program assessment, and institutional capacity building. To date, CIES has placed close to 50,000 scholars in over 140 countries and more than 45,000 overseas scholars have visited U.S. colleges, universities and research institutions.

To help university faculty apply for opportunities with the Fulbright, CIES has established Fulbright Scholar Liaisons. Fulbright Scholar Liaisons are a network of approximately 1,700 committed individuals across the United States and its territories crucial to the promotion of the Fulbright Scholar Program within the U.S. higher education community. The role of the Fulbright Scholar Liaison is to inspire faculty to participate in the Fulbright program; to raise the international profile of the university; to highlight Fulbrighters from the institution and to stay informed of Fulbright events and opportunities.

The Fulbright Scholar Liasion for Brigham Young University is Kristen Clarke Kellems. Contact her by email at: kckellems@byu.edu or by telephone at 801-422-8967.

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