Brown University top producer of Fulbright Students for 2016-2017

Brown University, Rhode Island, USA, has surpassed other research institutions as the top producer of Fulbright Students for the 2016-2017 academic year.

In the Feb 21 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education,The U.S. Department of State announced that Brown had produced 30 Fulbright Students, closely followed by Georgetown University and the University of Notre Dame with their 27 Fulbright recipients.

The programme enables graduating seniors, recent graduates, early career professionals and artists to study, teach or conduct research.

Compared to the Fulbright Scholar Program which requires a PhD, this programme requires a bachelor-level degree.

The University of South Florida produced the most Fulbright Scholars, winning a total of 12 awards, jointly followed by Ohio State University and Pennsylvania State University at University Park, each with 10 awards.

Here are the top 10 research institutions that produced with the most Fulbright Students and Scholars for the 2016-2017 academic year:

Fulbright Students

Research Institutions Awards
Brown University 30
Georgetown University 27
University of Notre Dame 27
Harvard University 26
University of Chicago 26
Princeton University 22
Columbia University 21
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor 21
University of Pennsylvania 21
University of Washington 21

Fulbright Scholars

Research Institutions Awards
University of South Florida 12
Ohio State University 10
Pennsylvania State University at University Park 10
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor 9
University of Southern California 8
Michigan State University 7
Purdue University 7
University of Connecticut 7
University of Wisconsin at Madison 7
Arizona State University at Tempe 6

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Fulbright Program is a state-funded international education American exchange programme which aims to deepen bilateral ties between the U.S. and other countries.

The grants predominantly sponsor U.S. participants, chosen based on academic merit and leadership skills, allowing them to travel overseas to over 160 countries worldwide.

About 1,900 Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarships are granted every year.

Since its inception in 1946, more than 370,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the programme, which counts 57 Nobel Peace Prize winners and 80 Pulitzer Prize winners among its esteemed alumni.

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