Fulbright scholar in Portugal, 2010

It’s official. I’ve been named a Fulbright scholar during my 2009-10 sabbatical year.  The host country will be Portugal, specifically the Azores islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

At the University of the Azores, I will be a visiting lecturer in Innovation and Technology Management.  I’ll be teaching an MBA class during their third term (April-June 2010), meeting with students, and consulting on curriculum.

The Fulbright scholars program is the “flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government”, sending about 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year.  To fulfill my mission of “increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries”, I am prepared to eat do whatever it takes to promote international harmony.

6 Comments on "Fulbright scholar in Portugal, 2010"

  1. Congratulations JP! Enjoy yourself while abroad and represent!

  2. Shawn P. Calhoun | April 21, 2009 at 9:15 am |

    Congrats JP!!

  3. Penny Scott | April 30, 2009 at 3:34 pm |

    Congratulations, JP, this is wonderful!!!

  4. Congratulations, JP! Way to go!!

  5. Jose Julian | July 6, 2010 at 9:29 am |

    Dear J.P. Allen,
    Hi. My name is José J. Cao Alvira. I am an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Business School of the University of Puerto Rico, and I am currently applying for a Fulbright in Portugal for the 2011-12 year, as a “researcher”. The deadline is on August 2nd. Do you any recommendations for the application process?
    I appreciate any advice. Cordially yours,
    José Julián

  6. Dear Dr. Alvira,
    Apologies for the late response. I don’t have any specific recommendations, but it was helpful for my former student to have contacted my (potential) host university before the application went in. The Fulbright office in Portugal is very helpful too, so don’t hesitate to contact them.

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