I received funding and support from the Fulbright program for the second part of my dissertation research in India, in the 2015-2016 round of fellowship competitions.
The student research fellowship allowed me to conduct ethnographic research in Tamil Nadu, India, for seven months from February 2016 through August 2016. It also allowed me to present preliminary research at the regional conference for the South and Central Asia program participants, held in Jaipur, India, in February 2016.
Before I returned to the US, I was also able to offer guidance and my perspectives to incoming student fellows (mostly undergraduates) at the in-country orientation for 2016-2017 grantees in New Delhi, India. I presented on two panels with three other alumni.
One of the things I have enjoyed most about being involved in Fulbright programs is the opportunity to meet so many interesting and driven people of all ages and backgrounds, committed to international education and research.