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Northwestern Fulbrights

Young scholars are making an impact around the world

By Erin Karter

Twenty-four Northwestern students and alumni comprise the newest class of globe-trotting scholars and winners of 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Student Program — one of the most widely recognized and respected international exchange programs in the world. 

The flagship international educational exchange program of the U.S. government, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants to teach, conduct research, study or participate in specialized internships.

For the past decade, Northwestern has ranked among the top Fulbright-producing research institutions in the country. The University is one of only a handful of universities to appear on every “top producing” Fulbright U.S. Student Program list published by the Chronicle of Higher Education since 2005.

The Fulbright competition is administered at Northwestern through the Office of Fellowships. The Northwestern campus application deadline is always early September for awards beginning almost a year later. Graduating seniors, alumni, and graduate students with U.S. passports are eligible to apply through Northwestern.

Northwestern's position as a Fulbright U.S. student top producer underscores our ability to foster Wildcats' global citizenship during their time as students and throughout their lives.”

Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe
Director of the Office of Fellowships


Meet the Northwestern Fulbrighters

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More than 1,900 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in more than 100 fields win Fulbright Program awards each year to study, teach English and conduct research. The Fulbright U.S. program operates in more than 140 countries. Fulbrighters refine publishable ideas, develop new lines of inquiry, and form life-long relationships.

Select pins on the map to see how Northwestern Fulbrighters are making an impact around the world.

Published: March 02, 2018. Updated: March 12, 2018.

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