Bushnell University Announces Fulbright Award for 2022-2023

June 10, 2022 Eugene, OR— Bushnell University is pleased to announce that Dr. Doyle Srader has received Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award for the 2022-2023 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Dr. Doyle Srader is one of over 800 U.S. citizens who will conduct research and teach abroad for the 2022-2023 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Fulbrighters engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often continuing research collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions. Upon returning to their home countries, institutions, labs, and classrooms, they share their stories and often become active supporters of international exchange, inviting foreign scholars to campus and encouraging colleagues and students to go abroad. As Fulbright Scholar alumni, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed scholars, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright alumni include 61 Nobel Prize laureates, 88 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 40 who have served as a head of state or government.

Dr. Srader will be teaching in Japan. “God put Japan on my heart more than twenty years ago,” he said. “I’ve been a finalist for a professor job in Japan, been approached to chaperone a short-term mission to Japan, helped plan a study abroad trip to Japan, and they all fell through, and my mentors in my faith always said ‘It’ll happen on God’s timing, not yours.’”

“I couldn’t be more proud of Dr. Srader, the first faculty member in Bushnell’s history to receive a Fulbright grant,” says Dr Dennis Lindsay the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bushnell. “Dr. Srader not only aspired to accomplish something BIG with his application to Fulbright; but he produced an outstanding and persuasive application for the Teaching Scholarship and has been rewarded with an elite honor, much coveted among American scholars.”

“Japan is one of the least evangelized nations on Earth” Srader pointed out, “with only about half of one percent of all Japanese actively following Christ, and there’s good reason to believe the best opening in a Japanese person’s life to be reached by the Gospel is when they’re in college and have a brief break from the relentless pressure to work and conform.”

When asked about what this means for the University Dr. Lindsay remarked, “This Fulbright Grant is a reflection on both Dr. Srader’s expertise and upon the academic excellence that Bushnell students experience from their faculty on a daily basis.” During his time in Japan Doyle plans to wear his new shirt, custom made with Bushnell University in Japanese on the front alongside the Beacon and Wisdom, Faith, and Service which is the mission statement of the University on the back. Dr. Srader embodies what it means to be a beacon shining the light.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program.

Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 participants from over 160 countries the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright program is an annual appropriation by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.

“Fulbright Scholar Awards are prestigious and competitive fellowships that provide unique opportunities for scholars to teach and conduct research abroad,” says Ethan Rosenzweig the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. “Fulbright scholars also play a critical role in U.S. public diplomacy, establishing long-term relationships between people and nations.”

In the United States, the Institute of International Education supports the implementation of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, including conducting an annual competition for the scholarships.

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.

About Bushnell University
Bushnell University transforms lives. Devoted to offering a Christ-centered environment since its founding over 125 years ago, Bushnell encourages students to pursue wisdom, nurture faith, and champion service. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the University was founded in 1895 by pastor-educator Eugene C. Sanderson and pioneer businessman and church leader James A. Bushnell. The University offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional undergraduate, adult degree, and graduate program formats, as well as online programs for MBA, MA in Leadership, and M.Ed. More information about the University is available at www.bushnell.edu.