Arts Faculty Fulbright Accelerator


Guenet Abraham and Corrie Francis Parks during their Fulbright programs.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Noon-1:00pm, PAHB 216
Lunch available from 11:30 RSVP requested

This workshop focuses on Fulbright opportunities in the Visual and Performing Arts. We will cover a variety of Fulbright opportunities that are specifically arts friendly, hear from arts faculty Fulbright alums, and discuss how to access UMBC internal support for application development and CAHSS routing approval.


Corrie Francis Parks (CIRCA, Visual Arts) was a Fulbright/Q21 Artist in Residence at the Musuemsquartier in Vienna, Austria during March and April, 2023. During the Fulbright-sponsored residency she worked with the Austrian chapter of ASIFA to install new animation based work inspired by rock glaciers in the alps at the Asifakeil galley in the Museumsquartier.

Guenet Abraham (Graphic Design) received a 10-month Fulbright for 2017 – 2018 to teach graphic design at Alle School of Arts and Design at Addis Ababa University and conduct research in Ethiopia for a multimedia exhibition. She extended her stay with the support of an additional Fulbright award for 2018 – 2019. 

Dr. Brian Souders – Associate Director of Global Learning in the Center for Global Engagement (CGE), and UMBC’s Fulbright Scholar Liaison, will discuss support for faculty applicants alongside tips for preparing strong Fulbright
applications, initiating outreach to international host institutions, and doing short- and long-term planning. In 2023 Dr. Souders traveled to Berlin as a part of the Fulbright Germany International Education Administrators Program

Rachel Brubaker – Associate Director CARAT, has developed and managed grants and programs in the humanities and arts for over 20 years at UMBC, most recently as Assistant Director in the Dresher Center for the Humanities. She was Director of Program Administration for UMBC’s Center for Digital History and Education in the Department of History for 12 years. She has also worked in education marketing and program development at University of Baltimore and Maryland Public Television. In 2019, she was the recipient of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Staff Award for Exceptional Contribution to the Institution. She has an M.A. in Historical Studies from UMBC and a B.F.A. in Communication Arts and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University.

This Fulbright Accelerator Workshop is co-sponsored by the Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts; CAHSS Creative Achievement and Research Administration Team (CARAT); and the Center for Global Engagement.