Office of Global Engagement

For second year running, Brown produces the most Fulbright winners in the U.S.

February 23, 2018
Thirty-nine Brown students and recent graduates earned the prestigious U.S. State Department grant to teach or conduct research abroad during the 2017-18 year.
For the second year in a row, students and recent graduates from Brown University earned more Fulbright student scholarships than from any other university in the nation, data released by the Fulbright Program reported on Monday, Feb. 19.

In total, 39 Brown students and recent graduates received Fulbright awards for the 2017-18 year — 25 undergraduates, six graduate students and eight recent alumni. Awarded by the U.S. State Department, the grants fund research or teaching abroad for up to one year.

Brown has consistently ranked in the top 10 of Fulbright-producing institutions for more than a decade, but last year marked the first time the University produced the highest number of Fulbright scholars.

“That Brown for the second consecutive year is the top-producing Fulbright school for the U.S. student program underscores the alignment of the values and commitments that Brown and Fulbright foster: intellectual courage, exploration, independence and global engagement,” said Linda Dunleavy, associate dean of the College for fellowships. “I am so proud of our enthusiastic and creative students and the work they put into their applications, and I'm grateful to Brown's Fulbright committee members who review proposals, conduct interviews and offer mentoring and feedback to our candidates.”

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