UT is looking at another blockbuster year for Fulbright Student awards, with 17 current students and recent graduates offered fellowships and another eight named alternates. A year ago, UT had 19 Fulbrights.
“On the heels of being named one of the nation’s top-producing Fulbright Student institutions, we’ve enjoyed another fantastic showing in this prestigious national program,” said Andrew Seidler, director of the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships. “I am so proud of these students and thrilled about the experiences that lie ahead for them. And I’m grateful for the tremendous faculty and staff support of our campus Fulbright efforts.”
This year, one Tickle College of Engineering recent graduate was offered a 2019–20 Fulbright awards. Annabel Large, of Jonesborough, Tennessee, a May 2019 graduate majoring in chemical engineering. She will go to Sweden on a Fulbright Research Grant.
“I am interested in studying the interactions between potatoes and their environment, specifically as they relate to plant immunity and disease resistance,” she said. In her work at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, she will use the computational biology techniques she’s learned working in a lab at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
This year, UT had 67 students apply for Fulbrights and 41 semifinalists—up over last year, when there were 52 Fulbright applicants and 27 semifinalists.
UT students and recent graduates interested in the Fulbright and other nationally competitive awards can visit the ONSF Fulbright page to learn more about the UT campus application process and schedule an appointment with ONSF staff.
The Fulbright Program also awards grants to US scholars, teachers, and faculty to conduct research and teach overseas. UT faculty interested in the Fulbright Scholar Program should contact Alan Rutenberg in the Office of Research and Engagement.
In addition, some 4,000 foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study, lecture, conduct research, and teach foreign languages.