Institute of International Education Inc.
The Fulbright New Century Scholars Program provides a platform for a group of outstanding scholars to focus on a single issue of concern to people, institutions and governments worldwide. After selection, these scholars – one-third from the United States, the rest from other countries – spend a year conducting research, both individually and collaboratively, to advance understanding on a topic of international importance in the 21st century.
For 2009-2010, scholars will pursue individual research projects in the United States and partner countries, focusing on equipping universities for meaningful roles in innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic capacity-building. They will come together three times during the program year, twice in the Washington, D.C. area and once in Berlin, Germany, to collaborate and compare research on how universities can develop and expand their roles in generating solutions to global challenges, advancing economic and community development, and improving quality of life for societies.