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Elina Akhtiyarova earned the Gill Jacot-Guillarmod Award for her extraordinary efforts in shaping exchange programs at the US Embassy in Kazakhstan. She shaped over 12 exchange programs from inception to fruition, developing what will…
Elizabeth Schmidt wins Australia Project Support Award
The Roth Foundation provides supplementary support to one American Fulbrighter working in Australia each year, in collaboration with the Australian-American Fulbright Commission. The 2022 Australia Project Support Award was presented to Elizabeth Schmidt, a…
According to PEN America, in the first 9 months of 2021, 24 legislatures introduced 54 bills that would restrict academic discussions and dictate teaching instructions in k-12 schools, higher education institutions, and state agencies….
Fugl (Bird) by Peter Kujooq Kristiansen, 2000, Qaqortoq, Greenland
The Roth Foundation offers supplementary funds to a grantee of the American Scandinavian Foundation traveling to Denmark. This prize was instituted in honor of Lois Roth’s friend, Sonja Bungard-Nielsen, long-time director of the Danish…
Toni Bowser, Director of IT at ECA, wins the Lois Roth Foundation’s 2021 Ilchman-Richardson Award
Toni Bowser, Director of IT at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), received the Lois Roth Foundation’s 2021 Ilchman-Richardson Award in recognition of her dedication and creativity in adapting technologies in response…
Raisa Dukas wins 2021 Lois Roth Award Honorable Mention
Cultural Affairs Officer Raisa Dukas’s exemplary support of her peers during the pandemic earned her the 2021 Lois Roth Award (Honorable Mention). Based at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, her strategic outreach initiatives…
Public Affairs Officer William Couch wins 2021 Lois Roth Award
We congratulate the 2021 LoisRoth Award recipient Bill Couch! As Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland, he coordinated the repatriation from the Finnish National Museum of the remains of 20…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWR2mOo_MDw Congratulations to the recent recipients of the Roth Foundation ECA Awards for excellence in cultural diplomacy! These nine individuals embody Lois Roth’s spirit of building cross-cultural understanding in their career achievements and/or special…
In celebration of our 35th anniversary this year, we have some exciting announcements to share with you! First and foremost, we are now becoming the LOIS ROTH FOUNDATION—find us at loisrothfoundation.org. Over the years,…
On January 8, 2022, The Modern Language Association of America presented the MLA-Roth Award for Translation of a Literary Work to Clint Bruce for his translation of Afro-Creole Poetry in French from Louisiana’s Radical…
A generous gift from Ann O. Thomson provides supplementary project support for American Fulbrighters in Finland every year, in cooperation with the Fulbright Finland Foundation. For 2022, the award was presented to Kathlyn Elliott….
A generous gift from Ann O. Thomson, whom Lois referred to as her Swedish adoptive mother, provides supplementary project support for American Fulbrighters in Sweden every year. The 2022 Roth-Thomson Award was presented to…
The Lois Roth Foundation wishes everyone all the best for 2022! We have exciting plans to celebrate our 35th anniversary. In February, the Lois Roth Foundation will become the Lois Roth Foundation and we…
In celebration of our 35th anniversary, the Roth Foundation is very pleased to welcome Comisión Fulbright del Ecuador as a new Project Support partner for the 2022-23 academic year! With diplomatic relations established in…
In celebration of our 35th anniversary, the Roth Foundation is very pleased to welcome Comisión Fulbright Uruguay as a new Project Support partner for the 2022-23 academic year! After establishing independence from Argentina and…
WE DID IT! Our friends and awardees stepped up and got us over the finish line. Thank you all for helping us meet the MATCHING CHALLENGE sponsored by Roth Foundation founder Dick Arndt. But…
The Roth Foundation is very pleased to welcome the Moroccan-American Commission for Education and Cultural Exchange (MACECE Fulbright Morocco) as a new Project Support partner for the 2022-23 academic year… just in time to…