Herbert F. Voigt, Biomedical Engineering Professor at Boston University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to work at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) during the 2014-2015 academic year, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.
Voigt will help to crystalize a new biomedical engineering Ph.D. program to be offered jointly by the PUCP University and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH). In addition, Dr. Voigt plans to work with the Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS) (equivalent to the USA’s NIH) to initiate a new research program addressing the detection of heavy metals in biological samples.
Voigt is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2014-2015. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.