A new line-up of musical artists will review and help nominate candidates for the 2011-2012 Fulbright-mtvU Fellowships, including Jared Leto, lead singer of 30 Seconds to Mars; James Murphy, the lead singer of mtvU Woodie Award-nominated LCD Soundsystem who is also a songwriter, producer and co-founder of DFA Records; and 2011 mtvU Woodie Award-nominated Matt & Kim, who formed their band while studying at Pratt Institute and who’s single “Lessons Learned,” won an MTV Video Music Award for “Breakthrough Video” and a 2010 mtvU Woodie Award for “Best Video.”
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 2011-2012 Fellowships are being accepted now through March 1, 2011, with more information available at http://www.us.fulbrightonline.org. The final selection will be made by the Presidentially-appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 300,000 participants from over 155 countries with the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.