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Faculty members are invited to learn about opportunities available through Auburn's Professional Improvement Leave policy and with the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program through two workshops April 21 in 2225 Student Center.

Amanda Malone, special assistant to the provost for budget management, and Jeff Suhling, department chair for Mechanical Engineering, will discuss how faculty can take advantage of Professional Improvement Leave at Auburn at 3 p.m. Three representatives from the Institute of International Education will present on the various opportunities for faculty members offered through the Fulbright program, including traditional semester and year-long programs as well as new shorter-term appointments at 4 p.m. Speakers include Alisha Scott, program officer, who manages Fulbright exchanges to the Western Hemisphere and Sub-Saharan Africa; and Lee Rivers, outreach specialist for Fulbright.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers more than 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.

Students interested in the Fulbright Student Scholarship are invited to a concurrent workshop from 3-4:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. Ari Jones, a U.S. Student Fulbright Program alumna who completed a grand as an English teaching assistant in Madrid in 2012-2013, will present and answer questions from students.

Workshops are sponsored by the Office of International Programs, the Honors College and the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. Faculty with questions about Fulbright may contact Andy Gillespie, assistant provost for international programs, at arg0014@auburn.edu. Students may contact Paul Harris, associate director of the Honors College, at paul.harris@auburn.edu.