UChicago a Top Producer for Fulbright Scholars in 2019-2020

13 UChicago graduate students and alumni were awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Fellowship, making UChicago a top graduate institution for Fulbright U.S. Student awards

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Each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the top producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. This year, the University of Chicago tied for sixth place on the list, with a total of 27 Fulbright awards (including both graduate and undergraduate students).

Thirteen graduate students and alumni of graduate programs from the University of Chicago were selected for Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards. The following lists include all awardees (though not all may have taken up the award):

Fulbright US Student Program:

  • Andrew Halladay, South Asian Languages and Civilization, India
  • Angela M. Romea, Anthropology, Philippines
  • Carl Kubler, History, China
  • Clariza Saint George, Psychology, United Kingdom
  • Demmy Villalpando, History, Mexico
  • Erol Koymen, Ethnomusicology, Turkey
  • Hanna Pickwell, Anthropology, China
  • Jerel Ezell, Sociology, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Joseph Haydt, Germanic Studies, Germany
  • Matthew Johnson, Germanic Studies, Austria
  • Susan Su, East Asian Languages and Civilization, China
  • Tristan Sharp, History, Germany

Fulbright US Student Program – English Teaching Assistantship:

  • John Al-Haddad, English Teaching Assistantship, Turkey

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. educational exchange program, offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually to U.S. students in all fields of study and operates in more than 160 countries. Fulbright grants provide for 8-12 months of international experience and are open to graduate students in all stages and programs. Watch this short video and visit the website to learn more about the Fulbright US Student Program.

The Fulbright competition for graduate students is administered at the University of Chicago through UChicagoGRAD. Please be sure to check the UChicagoGRAD Event Calendar for the dates of upcoming information sessions and internal campus deadlines for next year’s Fulbright application process. Interested graduate students should plan to attend a Fulbright Information Session in early April and contact Beth Powers, Director of Fellowships and Writing, to discuss the application process.

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