Kolkata-born India American physician Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya, who practices holistic medicine in New York, has created history by being selected the first US scholar by the Fulbright Program to exclusively research medical ayurveda throughout India and teach at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi as a Fulbright Scholar.
On the question what she is going to do with this program she answered:
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 300,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Fulbright Scholar Program: http://www.cies.org/about_fulb.htm
Indian American Fulbright scholar to research ayurveda: http://www.rediff.com/news/report/indian-american-fulbright-scholar-to-research-ayurveda/20130311.htm