Congratulations to Recipients of the Fulbright Research Awards for the Period 2010-2011
Two of our lecturers have joined the prestigious league of Fulbright scholars after having been selected as Research Fellows by the Fulbright Scholarship Board. They are Assoc. Prof. Dr Chan Yuen Fook from the Faculty of Education, and Prof. Dr Rosalan Ali from the Faculty of Business Management.
Both recipients, who serve in UiTM Shah Alam, are among five academicians from Malaysian universities eligible for the Fulbright research awards for the period 2010-2011. Their success at securing the research fellowship makes UiTM the dominant recipient university of Fulbright grants for the duration.
Dr Chan left for the United States in September this year and is attached to Indiana University’s College of Education. He will be there until February 2011, and will be engaged in research on evaluation methods.
Prof. Rosalan will leave for the United States in December this year, and will be attached to Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University. He will be conducting research on asset-backed securities, and is scheduled to complete his attachment in May 2011.
The research initiatives undertaken by both Prof. Rosalan and Dr Chan are jointly sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State, and the Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE).
On behalf of the University fraternity, we would like to extend our utmost congratulations to Prof. Rosalan and Dr Chan for their achievement in adding yet another feather to UiTM’s capful of accomplishments in its quest to be in the ranks of established learning institutions of international standing.
We look forward to their success in adding value to their short stint with these Ivy League universities by establishing direct research collaborations with their American professors, and working on new MOUs with their respective host universities for the good of UiTM and for the greater good of scholarship and the advancement of new knowledge.
Both Prof. Rosalan and Dr Chan have indeed done us proud. It is hoped that theirs is an achievement to inspire even more of our lecturers from across disciplines, to work hard towards making UiTM a hotbed of academic excellence and brilliant scholarship, in the spirit of UiTM Boleh, UiTM Tetap Dihatiku!