November 30, 2023

Professor Tabrez Ebrahim Receives Fulbright Specialist Award

Professor Ebrahim explores the interface between bioethics and patent law, with colleagues in Jordan at the Jordan University of Science and Technology.

The U.S. Department of State and Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced that Professor Tabrez Ebrahim has received a Fulbright Specialist Program award. Professor Ebrahim will complete a project at Jordan University of Science & Technology that explores the interface between bioethics and patent law with his colleagues there.

Professor Ebrahim is one of over 400 U.S. citizens who share expertise with host institutions abroad through the Fulbright Specialist Program each year. Recipients of Fulbright Specialist awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, demonstrated leadership in their field, and their potential to foster long-term cooperation between institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Projects aim to exchange knowledge and establish partnerships benefiting participants, institutions, and communities both in the U.S. and overseas through a variety of educational and training activities within Law.

Professor Ebrahim noted, “I am excited about collaborating on research and curriculum development pertaining to the interface between bioethics and patent law with my colleagues Qosay Al-Balas PhD, Omar Khabour PhD, Karem Al-Zoubi PhD, and Wael Al-Delaimy MD PhD, and contributing to the Research Ethics Program in Jordan. I am grateful to the Fulbright Specialist Program, the U.S. Department of State, Word Learning, and Jordan University of Science and Technology for making this project possible.”

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given more than 400,000 students, scholars, teachers, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fulbrighters address critical global issues in all disciplines, while building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 60 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 88 who have received Pulitzer Prizes, and 39 who have served as a head of state or government.