Issue 4
Monday, 03 June 2019
Charles Darwin University
E-news
From left: Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks, Dr Renée Bartolo, Provost Professor Sue Carthew, Professor James Smith and Dr Ben Scambary
From left: Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks, Dr Renée Bartolo, Provost Professor Sue Carthew, Professor James Smith and Dr Ben Scambary

NT Fulbright Scholars honoured

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks hosted a reception on 14 May to celebrate the award of Fulbright Scholarships to three Northern Territorians.  

In 2011, CDU partnered with the Northern Territory Government, Blackboard and the Australian-American Fulbright Commission to sponsor a Northern Territory Fulbright Scholarship, which supports scholars to travel to the USA to study or further their careers. 

This year’s Fulbright NT Scholar, Menzies School of Health researcher Professor James Smith, was joined by two NT national Fulbright scholarship awardees at the event, Dr Renée Bartolo and Dr Ben Scambary. 

Professor Smith will further his research into reducing health inequities among young black men. Dr Bartolo will work with US colleagues on developing guidelines for effective environmental assessment and monitoring using drones, and Dr Scambary will investigate US work on First Nations treaties. 

CDU also hosted a seminar by American Fulbright Distinguished Chair Dr Robert DeSalle – Curator of Molecular Systematics, at the American Museum of Natural History – on 14 May titled “Using DNA to barcode life: where it’s been, where it’s going and does it work?”.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship foreign exchange scholarship program of the United States of America, aimed at increasing binational collaboration, cultural understanding and the exchange of ideas. 

The scholarships are awarded across senior, professional, postgraduate and postdoctoral categories in a broad range of disciplines.