Erin Blasko | February 13, 2019
The University of Notre Dame is among just 11 institutions to be named a top producer for both the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar programs for the 2018-19 academic year, a first for the University, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
The University was tied for seventh among all research institutions in Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants with 24, ahead of Harvard, Columbia, Stanford and Duke, and tied for eighth in Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grants with six.
This is the fifth consecutive year that Notre Dame has ranked among the top producers for the Student Program. The University had 29 Fulbright students last year, second among all research institutions and better than Northwestern, Princeton, Harvard and the University of Chicago, among others.
As in previous years, this year’s student winners worked with the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) at Notre Dame as well as the Graduate School’s Office of Grants and Fellowships in applying for the Student Program.
“Today is a banner day for Notre Dame’s scholarly contributions with records for Fulbright scholarships and for research support in combating mosquito-borne disease,” Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., said, referring to the simultaneous announcement Monday (Feb. 11) of the University’s largest-ever research grant, $33.7 million for research into the efficacy of a spatial repellent product. “Congratulations to our faculty and students.”
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