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Albertson College of Idaho Professor Awarded Fulbright to Live, Work, and Research in Thailand

2006. 04. 03.

CALDWELL (Idaho) – This summer, Albertson College of Idaho associate professor of political economy Dr. Rob Daley and his family will leave Caldwell and travel to beautiful, exotic Thailand.

Dayley has been awarded a 2006 Fulbright Grant to conduct field research in Chiang Mai, Thailand and to consult Payap University in the creation of a new graduate program in Southeast Asian Studies.

While in Thailand, Dayley will be conducting extensive research for his project entitled, "Thai Farmers and Globalization." The research project explores how Multinational Corporations and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) compete to influence the choices of Thai farmers.

Dayley will also be working with a Thai university while abroad. Dayley was invited to Payap University by its president, Boonthong Poocharoen, to work with the College's Food Science and Technology Department and Payap Research and Development Institute.

The trip to Thailand won't be the first for Dayley. This will be his sixth trip to Thailand, and his second as a Fulbright recipient. He previously lived in Thailand for three and a half years. Dayley's wife Carrie and their three children Mara (10), Molly (7), and Eliot (3) will accompany him for the six-month grant period which begins in July. The award (approx. $20,000) is one of only five given in an all-discipline national competition for scholars at all ranks. It covers travel, housing, funds for research, and tuition support for children to attend international school.