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  • July 12, 2019

    Le Moyne’s David Lloyd Receives Fulbright Award to the UK

    David Lloyd, a professor of English and director of Le Moyne’s Creative Writing Program, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award that will enable him to conduct research during spring/summer 2020 at Cardiff University in Wales through one of the most well-regarded and impactful scholarship programs in the world. This is the second Fulbright Scholar Award Lloyd has received; in 2001 he traveled to Bangor University in Wales for research and lecturing as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar.

    Selected from a strong applicant pool, Lloyd will undertake a book project that re-interprets and re-evaluates 20th century Welsh and American writers in light of their transatlantic dialogues. Commenting on receiving the Award, Lloyd said: “I’m very excited to be undertaking my project at Cardiff University’s School of English, Communication, and Philosophy, with its excellent faculty and library facilities. I’m especially looking forward to participating in the vibrant creative writing and arts scene in Cardiff, and more generally in Wales.”

    “Senator Fulbright believed that educational exchange had the power to turn nations into people and expand the boundaries of human wisdom, empathy and perception,” said Penny Egan CBE, executive director of the US-UK Fulbright Commission. “It is in this spirit that this cohort of Scholars will begin their Fulbright awards, opening up new experiences and exposing themselves to new ideas that will change them and will long outlast their time abroad.”

    A member of Le Moyne’s faculty for 34 years, Lloyd is the author of 10 books, including The Moving of the Water (a story collection); Over the Line (a novel); Boys: Stories and a Novella, and three poetry collections: Warriors, The Gospel According to Frank, and The Everyday Apocalypse. In addition to his two Fulbright awards, he was also the recipient of the M. Wynn Thomas Prize for outstanding scholarship in the field of Welsh Writing in English and the Poetry Society of America’s Robert H. Winner Memorial.

    About the US-UK Fulbright Commission:
    The US-UK Fulbright Commission fosters intercultural understanding between the USA and the UK through educational exchange. Since the Commission was founded by diplomatic treaty in 1948, it has enabled more than 23,000 British and American citizens to study, research or teach at universities on either side of the Atlantic – building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States and the United Kingdom. In the 21st century, Fulbrighters work to address major global challenges, from energy sustainability and economic development to public health and food security.

    As part of the EducationUSA network, the Commission offers British students free, accurate, and comprehensive information about opportunities to study at accredited universities in the USA, as well as delivering the Sutton Trust US Program for low-income UK students to explore US higher education.

    About the Awards:
    The US-UK Fulbright Commission provides the only bilateral, transatlantic scholarship program in the UK, offering Awards for study or research in any field, at any accredited US or UK university.

    The Commission selects scholars through a rigorous application and interview process, looking for academic excellence alongside a focused application, a range of extracurricular and community activities, demonstrated ambassadorial skills, a desire to further the Fulbright mission and a plan to give back to the US upon returning.

    Typical grants include a maintenance allowance and/or a contribution towards tuition fees. Fulbright scholars receive administrative support and a cultural education program including visa support, a comprehensive pre-departure orientation, enrichment opportunities while abroad, a re-entry session and access to a global alumni network.
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