Aug 7, 2020

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Fulbright Austria Announces Fulbright Awards for 2020-2021

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Austria-American Educational Commission is pleased to announce that Yuliya Lanina has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award in Fulbright-O21/MuseumsQuartier Artist-in-Residence for the 2020-2021 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Yuliya Lanina is one of over 800 U.S. citizens who will conduct research abroad for the 2020-2021 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Fulbrighters engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often continuing research collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions. Upon returning to their home countries, institutions, labs, and classrooms, they share their stories and often become active supporters of international exchange, inviting foreign scholars to campus and encouraging colleagues and students to go abroad. As Fulbright Scholar alumni, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed scholars, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright alumni include 60 Nobel Prize laureates, 88 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.

Yuliya Lanina will spend two months in Vienna, Austria, working on a hand-painted animation inspired by the legacy of Viennese-born artist and architect Friedl Dicker-Brandeis who died at Auschwitz in 1944. The animation will be presented by TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES festival in Vienna, Austria. 

“I speak on behalf of our faculty, staff and students when I say we are so proud of Yuliya and her incredible work,” said Doreen Lorenzo, Assistant Dean of the School of Design and Creative Technologies. "She has consistently held herself to an incredibly high standard of virtuosity, creativity and storytelling and being honored with a Fulbright is a testament this.”

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to forge lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, counter misunderstandings, and help people and nations work together toward common goals. Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has enabled more than 390,000 dedicated and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and find solutions to shared international concerns. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.

Fulbrighters address critical global challenges in all disciplines while building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States.  Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 60 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 86 who have received Pulitzer Prizes, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.

In the United States, the Institute of International Education supports the implementation of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, including conducting an annual competition for the scholarships.     

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit

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