Top Producers of Fulbright Scholars and Students

NEW YORK, February, 21, 2017—The U.S. Department of State and Institute of International Education (IIE) have announced the Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars and Students—those institutions in each Carnegie Classification that had the highest numbers of their U.S. students (primarily recent graduates) and scholars (primarily faculty, researchers and administrators) who received Fulbright grants for the 2016-2017 academic year. The results were first published in the February 21 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Academe Today.

The institutions that had the highest number of students who received Fulbright U.S. Student awards for 2016-2017, by Carnegie Classification, are: Brown University (Research Institutions), Villanova University (Master’s Institutions), Smith College (Bachelor’s Institutions), and the Rhode Island School of Design, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Juilliard School (Specialized Institutions). The institutions that had the highest number of faculty who received grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Programs are: the University of South Florida (Research Institutions), California Polytechnic State U. at San Luis Obispo (Master’s Institutions), the United States Naval Academy and Fort Lewis College (Bachelor’s Institutions), and the Rhode Island School of Design (Specialized Institutions). Visit the Chronicle of Higher Education online to see this year’s coverage of the Fulbright Program. To view the full list of Fulbright Scholars for 2016-2017, visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar and Fulbright U.S. Student websites. The Fulbright U.S. Student Top Producing institutions can be also be viewed on an interactive map

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 300,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. In the United States, the Institute of International Education (IIE) administers and coordinates the activities relevant to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, including conducting an annual competition for the scholarships. The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. scholars, teachers and faculty to conduct research and teach overseas. In addition, some 4,000 new foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study for graduate degrees, conduct research and teach foreign languages. Directories of Fulbright student recipients are available at: Fulbright U.S. Student Program, and Fulbright Scholar recipients are available at Fulbright Scholar Directory

Campuses seeking details on their institution’s involvement with the Fulbright Student Program should contact Tony Claudino at IIE; for details regarding the Fulbright Scholar Program, please contact Peter Vanderwater at CIES. 

Congratulations to all those institutions whose students and scholars received Fulbright grants this year and especially to those listed in this year’s top producing lists. We would like to thank the Fulbright Program Advisers for their successful advising of their students.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit the Fulbright website.


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