US Fulbright grantees gather at Glasgow School of Art

The 2015-16 US Fulbright scholars finished their time in the UK with the annual EndCap event in July.  This year’s event was hosted by The Glasgow School of Art.

During the 2015-16 academic year, 73 American scholars completed research, lectured or studied at institutions across the UK as part of the prestigious US-UK Fulbright Commission scholarship exchange programme.

This cohort had 10 Americans who chose Scotland as their destination through partnerships at the universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Strathclyde, as well as the Glasgow School of Art and the National Library of Scotland.

EndCap marks the final event in the calendar for American Fulbright scholars in the UK. The multi-day conference allows participants to gather one last time before going their separate ways, share their research findings and explore British culture and history. The event, hosted in a different location each year, highlights a specific city or region.

During the three days, grantees attended various talks with topics ranging from economic strategy and civic leadership to the transformation of the physical city and creation of a museum quarter from a Glasgwegian perspective. The final day of EndCap comprised visits to Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens and a distillery tour.  

Amy Moore, Director of Awards, US-UK Fulbright Commission:  "Glasgow School of Art left no stone unturned when showcasing the true treasures of Glasgow. Behind the scenes of this vibrant city, we discovered communities and organisations working creatively, collaboratively and energetically towards regenerating the city. We all had a wonderful time."

Marina Burka, 2015-16 US Fulbright Scholar:  “Living in Scotland, and Glasgow in particular, has been an incredible experience throughout this past year. Glasgow itself has a vibrant tradition of activism and political organising, so with the EU referendum decision just days before our EndCap experience, I couldn't have imagined a better city for us to come together in.”