Faculty Member Awarded Fulbright

March 21, 2018
Dr. Ande Nesmith, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work
Dr. Ande Nesmith

Congratulations to Social Work Associate Professor Ande Nesmith, who was awarded a Fulbright grant for fall 2018! This is a highly competitive grant run through the U.S. State Department, and one of very few open to all disciplines, including social work.

As part of the grant, Dr. Nesmith will be in the Czech Republic for 6 months during her sabbatical, working with 5 research partners, including 3 social work faculty and 1 doctoral student at Ostrava University, and a social work professor at Masaryk University in Brno. She will be studying older youth exiting their foster care system and how they fare living independently as young adults. As part of this research, she’ll be interviewing social workers in Ostrava, Brno, and Prague and will also partner with the European Research Institute for Social Work (ERIS), which has social work researchers from all over Europe.

This project is a continuation of the research Dr. Nesmith conducts in the U.S. While in the Czech Republic, she will also be doing presentations on her past studies and will present some of her current research at the International Conference on Social Work.