Two members of the JU academic staff – Dr Anna Kaganiec Kamieńska and Dr Marcin Waligóra – have been awarded with the prestigious Fulbright Senior Award, directed to researchers with a PhD with the aim of providing financial support for their studies.
Dr Anna Kaganiec-Kamieńska works at the JU Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora. She graduated in English and Spanish Studies from the University of Silesia and received her PhD in Social Sciences at the Jagiellonian University. Her interests include the relations between language and identity as well as language policies in Puerto Rico, Latin America and the USA. She will visit the University of Puerto Rico’s Department of English Studies in San Juan to realise her project entitled Language, lifestyle and identity. “Social lifestyle diglossia” in Puerto Rico.
Dr Marcin Waligóra is a researcher at the JU MC Department of Philosophy and Bioethics. He is the leader of the REMEDY group (Research Ethics in Medicine Study Group). He studies research ethics in biomedicine, particularly in the areas of paediatrics and oncology. He will pursue his project Children in phase 1 cancer trials. Risk and social benefit at the Center for Bioethics of Harvard University, USA.
For over 58 years, Fulbright Awards have helped eminent scholars in financing their research projects. The programme was established in 1946 and is currently one of the largest-scale international mobility initiatives.
Fulbright Senior Awards are four- to nine-month long research scholarships directed to researchers with a PhD with the aim of providing financial support for their studies. In the 2017–2018 edition, a total of nineteen such scholarships have been awarded to Polish scholars.
More information about Polish grantees can be found at the official website of Fulbright Polska.