Fulbright: Now More Than Ever

2017 National Conference Call for Proposals

The Fulbright Association invites members to submit proposals for panel sessions, roundtable discussions, and poster presentations at its 40th annual conference, Fulbright: Now More Than Ever. Proposals will be reviewed by the conference program committee. Each proposal will be evaluated based on its thoroughness, clarity, and adherence to session guidelines; for panel sessions and roundtable discussions, research design and thematic cohesiveness will also be considered. Full guidelines for each type of session are below. Please contact info@fulbright.org with any questions.
PRESENTER GUIDELINES

I. PANEL SESSION GUIDELINES:

Share your presentation in a panel discussion format.

  • Eligible presenters include individual and institutional Fulbright Association members as well as prospective members.
  • Research should be professional-level, with additional consideration given to projects that resulted from a Fulbright grant.
  • The panel session format allows for considerable coverage of a given topic within a unified theme. Multiple presenters and an opportunity for audience participation are expected. Panels are approximately one hour in length, and each panelist should prepare to speak for 15-20 minutes.
  • Panel leaders should clearly identify their proposed session theme and their presentation’s role within it in their submission, and should be prepared to suggest additional panelists whose work will fit within the scope of their session.
  • WiFi and projectors will be available for panel sessions.
  • Selected presenters will appeal widely and thoughtfully to Fulbright Association members and help launch future work by session participants.

II. ROUNDTABLE PRESENTER GUIDELINES:

Share your research with colleagues in a roundtable discussion with other presenters.

  • Eligible presenters include individual and institutional Fulbright Association members as well as prospective members.
  • Research should be professional-level, with additional consideration given to projects that resulted from a Fulbright grant.
  • The roundtable format is a seated, author-led discussion that provides scholars with an opportunity to share their work in a brief presentation with a small, engaged audience. Presenters will be assigned a table and a timeslot for their presentation, and table assignments will include a variety of topics and themes.
  • There will be 3-4 presenters per roundtable, and the full session will run for approximately an hour and a half. Each presenter will be allotted 15-20 minutes for their presentation and discussion and can choose how to divide their time. Time will be monitored for each presentation.
  • Participants will be able to move from table to table between individual roundtables; presenters may also move between tables following their presentations.
  • Handouts and laptop files are encouraged, but please note that WiFi and projectors will not be available for roundtable sessions.
  • Click here to read FAQs for the Roundtable Presentations.
III. POSTER PRESENTER GUIDELINES:

Share your Fulbright experience and/or research in a visual format with conference attendees.

  • Eligible presenters include individual and institutional Fulbright Association members as well as prospective members. Returning Fulbright grantees, students, and teachers should feel welcome to submit proposals in this category.
  • Posters can reflect participants’ Fulbright grant experience/research or other work that they are engaged in. This can take many forms: research findings, best practices for teaching, overview of a project, photos from a key experience, or examples of outreach efforts either in country or in the U.S.
  • Posters should be 4′ H x 3′ W and should demonstrate your topic visually. Participants will have several opportunities to display their work and interact with conference attendees. The Fulbright Association will provide a trifold display onsite or participants may use laptops or tablets. Please note that electrical outlets will not be available.
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Submissions for all sessions were due by June 30, 2017. Selected applicants will be notified in mid-August.