The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently announced that Gregory Pearson Perreault of Wellington has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Austria.
Perreault will research and teach at the University of Vienna as part of a project to study digital journalism practices in the United States and Austria. Perreault has spent the past three years gathering interviews from digital and mobile journalists and plans to gather matching interviews while in Austria.
As a Fulbright Scholar, Perreault will share knowledge and foster meaningful connections across communities. Fulbrighters engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often continuing research collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions.
Upon returning to their home countries, institutions, labs and classrooms, they share their stories and often become active supporters of international exchange, inviting foreign scholars to campus and encouraging colleagues and students to go abroad. As Fulbright alumni, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed scholars, many of whom are leaders in their fields.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to forge lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, counter misunderstandings, and help people and nations work together toward common goals.
Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has enabled more than 390,000 dedicated and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and find solutions to shared international concerns.
The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the program, which operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.