FSU produces a record eight Fulbright scholars - Florida State University News
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"Florida State University can add a new distinction to its academic record books as eight faculty members have earned grants from the Fulbright Scholar Program this year. The Fulbright scholars will head out during the 2018-2019 school year to locations around the world to teach and conduct research in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, Malawi, France, Italy, Canada and Denmark....
Micah Vandegrift, formerly FSU’s director of digital scholarship for University Libraries, has received a Fulbright-Schuman Innovation grant to research open science policy at Maastricht University in the Netherlands and at the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen. Vandegrift recently left Florida State to join the library at North Carolina State University as its first Open Knowledge Librarian. Vandegrift will research how science and education policies of the European Union affect the work of research librarians, and he will join a national Digital Humanities working group exploring technology infrastructure for new research methods. Vandegrift also plans to develop a “policy-to-praxis” toolkit with colleagues at host institutions. “Librarianship is an applied discipline, so I intend for my research project to feed directly into a resource that can be utilized immediately,” he said. While he will fulfill his Fulbright opportunity as an employee of NC State, Vandegrift credits Florida State’s Office of Faculty Development and his time working for University Libraries Technology and the Digital Scholarship department as formative and critical to having won the fellowship. “FSU Libraries created an environment for me to form the ideas and questions that led to this award through my work since 2011,” he said. “I am forever indebted to that organization and its central role in my Fulbright experience.”