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UNC Has Record Number of Fulbrights

The recipients are among more than 2,100 U.S. citizens who will study, conduct research or teach abroad for the academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. (File photo)

Twenty-three students and recent graduates of the University have been selected to receive the Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for 2019-20, the highest number of recipients from UNC in one year.

The recipients are among more than 2,100 U.S. citizens who will study, conduct research or teach abroad for the academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. They are selected by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as their record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

Award recipients address critical global challenges in all disciplines while building relationships, knowledge and leadership in support of long-term U.S. interests. This year’s Fulbrights represent an array of fields at Carolina, including archeology, chemistry, environmental studies and public administration.

The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright program is administered nationally by the Institute of International Education and through the  Center for Global Initiatives at UNC. The program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and international communities, operating in more than 160 countries.


 

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