Monday, February 6 / 19hs / Gallery Agustín Barrios of the CCPA (Spain 352)
This Monday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. The official launch of the Fulbright and Fulbright-CAL 2018-2019 programs for postgraduate scholarships will be held at the conference, attended by representatives of the Embassy of the United States of America, representatives and scholars of the Fulbright Program, representatives of the Program National Carlos A. López Scholarship and Education USA Student Advisors. The press conference will take place at the Galería Agustín Barrios del CCPA (Avda. España 352).
At the end of the conference, at 7:30 pm, representatives from the US Embassy and the Fulbright program will make a presentation on the fellowship-requirements and conditions and a short workshop on “How to select the best university in the US”, position The student advisors.
About the Fulbright and Fulbright-CAL Program
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States government and is designed to “enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries.” Since its inception in 1946, Fulbright Program has provided more than 300,000 participants; Selected for their academic merit and leadership potential, with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to the search for solutions to shared international concerns.
The Fulbright Program is administered by the State Department and is overseen by the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Council, whose members are renowned professionals, appointed by the President of the United States. The program is funded primarily by the US Congress. In Paraguay, the United States Embassy in Asunción is responsible for implementing the program.
The Fulbright-CAL Program is possible thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the National Graduate Scholarship Program Carlos A. Lopez (CAL) on June 17, 2016, through which it is possible to finance 15 scholarships for master’s degrees In Science Areas (or STEMs) and education.