A new slate of leading musical artists will review and help nominate candidates for the 2010-2011 Fulbright-mtvU Fellowships. The review panel includes: Kim Gordon, who in addition to being a founding member of Sonic Youth, one of the leading progressive-rock groups of our time, is also an established artist and curator; Wayne Coyne, lead singer and song writer from The Flaming Lips; Tom Morello, the Grammy Award-winning American guitarist of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, Street Sweeper Social Club and also known under his folk alter-ego The Nightwatchman; and Beth Ditto, American singer from Indie rock band Gossip.
The Fellowships, administered by the Institute of International Education, were established to promote the “power of music” as a global force for mutual understanding. Applications for the 2010-2011 Fellowships are being accepted now through October 19, 2009, with more information available at www.us.fulbrightonline.org. The final selection will be made by the Presidentially-appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Have an idea involving the power of music as a global force for mutual understanding? Apply now.