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My winning proposal: Joining the Fulbright alumni

Having just been awarded a prestigious Fulbright scholarship, Ursula Salmon is preparing for her project at Stanford University, while working as a consultant. Salmon spoke to Gerd Winter about her career and her scholarship.

Since 1946, the Fulbright grants programme has promoted cultural understanding between the United States and other countries. In Australia, it is administered by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission, which to date has supported the exchange of around 5,000 researchers and scholars between the US and Australia.

There are now more than 300,000 “Fulbrighters” from more than 150 countries, including 54 Nobel prize winners and 84 Pulitzer prize winners. Ursula Salmon gained access to this extended network of alumni in 2016, when she was awarded a four-month Fulbright scholarship for a project at Stanford University.

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