Marina Sheveleva receives Fulbright grant
Associate Professor in HSE Perm’s Foreign Languages Department, Marina Sheveleva has been named a finalist in the Fulbright Faculty Development Program competition. She will spend six months living and working at Montclair Public Research University (US).
Fulbright is the largest US state academic exchange programme, encompassing 160 countries, and it has been operating in Russia since 1973. The programme involves a competition for grants that will cover trips to the United States for a variety of goals. It lasts a year and involves several stages: submitting and reviewing applications, interviews with a Russian-American academic commission, passing English-language exams.
Marina Sheveleva is a finalist, and will spend 6 months, from August 2015 to January 2016 living and working at Montclair Public Research University in New Jersey (United States). The grant will cover her development of her own course ‘Speaking in Academic Context’. ‘I was pleasantly surprised when I heard that I won this competition. Only 10 teachers were chosen from Russia. Of course I wanted to be a finalist, and I was overjoyed to make it through each round of the competition. But still – making it through the final came as a surprise to me,” Marina Sheveleva said.