Recognized for their potential to create global impact in their fields, two HCCI researchers will receive prestigious Australian-American Fulbright Scholarships in a presentation at Parliament House this week.
The scholars, Dr Julie McIntyre and Professor Philip Dwyer, will spend up to six months in the USA sharing their knowledge, collaborating with academic colleagues and engaging broader USA communities through workshops, seminars and public lectures. The Fulbright Program is the flagship foreign exchange scholarship program of the USA, aimed at increasing binational research collaboration, cultural understanding, and the exchange of ideas.
Professor Dwyer will be based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he will develop his ideas around violence and gun violence by comparing and contrasting culture and society in Australia and the USA.Working with Professor Mark Micale at the University of Illinois, Professor Dwyer will also facilitate the establishment of further collaborative opportunities
Senior Lecturer in History with the School of Humanities and Social Science, Dr Julie McIntyre, will also receive a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to study connections between America and Australia in the grape and wine sciences since the 1950s. Dr McIntyre will travel to the Shields Library, University of California in Davis, to trace binational innovations in modernising wine production.
Further details on their award can be found at the University of Newcastle’s website: newcastle.edu.au/newsroom/featured-news/researchers-awarded-prestigious-fulbright-scholarships