Huffman receives Fulbright grant

August 31, 2017

Wallace HuffmanWallace Huffman, professor, received a Fulbright Specialist Grant for collaboration at the National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. The Specialist program promotes educational capacity building and the development of long-term education relationships by funding linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions abroad. Grants are awarded to U.S. faculty and professionals, in selected disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative projects of 2-5 weeks in length at eligible institutions worldwide.

Professor Huffman’s grant was for a project covering 35 days, July 22-August 25. The specific purpose of the grant was to strengthen the Department of Agricultural Economics and Management and College of Agriculture in the area of applied empirical research in agriculture and food economics, to more generally engage in lecturing and institution building at the University of Cuyo, and exchange ideas with the Director of and Unit for Rural Change, Argentine Ministry of Agriculture, Buenos Aries.

The Fulbright Exchange Program funded the international travel, health insurance coverage plus a modest per day honorarium. The local institutions providing local housing during the collaboration plus food and local transportation. Professor Huffman gave five lectures/ seminars, engaged in collaborative research with his host professor, and met with the Dean of the College of Agriculture, Dean of College of Economics (and Business) and the Rector/President of the University of Cuyo.