Na primeira pessoa, Carina Crucho  partilha connosco a sua experiência Fulbright. Ao abrigo de uma  Bolsa Fulbright para Professores e Investigadores Doutorados (23/24), a Investigadora da Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico, desenvolveu parte da sua pesquisa sobre “Oral delivery strategy for aminoglycoside antibiotics based on organosilica nanoparticles” na University of Georgia, GA, EUA.



«As a recipient of the Fulbright scholarship, my journey to the United States as a Portuguese researcher has been nothing short of transformative. As I set foot on American soil, I began a journey of exploration, both in my professional field and on a personal level, that exceeded all expectations.

One of the most outstanding aspects of my Fulbright experience has been the opportunity to immerse myself in a vibrant academic community. From collaborating with esteemed colleagues to engaging in interesting discussions and debates, I have been exposed to diverse perspectives and innovative approaches that have broadened my intellectual horizons.

Beyond the boundaries of the laboratory, I have embraced the American culture, building connections with individuals from all walks of life. Whether it’s starting up conversations with strangers at bus stops or experiencing the excitement of a basketball game, each interaction has deepened my understanding of the United States and enriched my cultural perspective.

But perhaps the most profound aspect of my Fulbright journey has been the chance to confront and overcome challenges head-on. Through resilience and determination, I have emerged stronger and more resilient than ever before. Sometimes, jokingly, I even claim that I could run a country at this point!

As I reflect on my time in the United States, I am filled with a deep sense of gratitude for the opportunities offered to me by the Fulbright program. It has been a privilege to represent Portugal on the international stage and to contribute to the global community of scholars and researchers.

In closing, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the Fulbright Commission for their support and guidance throughout this incredible journey. Without their belief in my potential, none of this would have been possible. I am forever indebted to them for this life-changing opportunity. Although uncertain of what the future holds, I am undoubtedly better equipped to face whatever challenges may arise.


Thank you so much, Carina, and welcome back!