Savoy Receives Fulbright to Croatia

Hugh Savoy, associate professor of Biosystems Engineering and Environmental Science at the University of Tennessee has received a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant to the University of Zagreb in Croatia.

Savoy left June 25, 2002 to spend two weeks assisting in establishing cooperation in the field of sustainable nitrogen management between scientists from USA and from Croatia. He will also conduct lectures, and visit 6 experimental fields where trials of agricultural nitrogen efficiency and ground and surface water pollution are being conducted.

Savoy is among the first grantees under the new Fulbright Senior Specialists short-term grants program. The new program offers two- to six-week grants to leading U.S. academics and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at academic institutions in 140 countries around the world.

Created to complement the 55-year-old traditional Fulbright Scholar Program, the Senior Specialists Program aims at increasing the number of faculty and professionals who have the opportunity to go abroad on a Fulbright.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and managed by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. The program's purpose is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

"The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program offers grants ranging from two months to an academic year, and some academics and professionals find it difficult to be away overseas for that length of time," states Patti McGill Peterson, executive director of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, the organization that manages the Fulbright Scholar Program. "The new Senior Specialists Program offers them another option."

Grantees will also be undertaking new activities, ranging from conducting teacher training and developing and assessing curricula or educational materials to leading seminars or workshops or conducting needs assessments or survey research.

For further information on the program, visit the CIES Web site at

Judy Pehrson,

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