At Georgetown in Washington DC, 49 recent graduates or graduate students joined Fulbright in the last academic year, followed by Princeton University with 36 and Brown University with 30.
The 2022/23 US Top Producing Institutions, released by the US State Department in partnership with the Institute of International Education, saw the addition of 25 new institutions to the list, which stakeholders say underscores the program’s commitment to inclusive growth and institutional diversity.
“On behalf of President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken, I congratulate the colleges and universities recognized as the 2022/23 Top-Producing Fulbright Institutions and all the applicants selected for the Fulbright program this year,” said Lee Satterfield, Assistant Secretary. of the State for Educational and Cultural Affairs.
“The next generation of Fulbrighters will catalyze lasting impact on their campus, in their communities and around the world”
“Thanks to the visionary leadership of these institutions, administrators and advisors, a new generation of Fulbrighters—changemakers, as I like to say—will catalyze lasting impact on their campuses, in their communities, and around the world.”
The Fulbright program – sponsored by the US government – is the country’s flagship international educational exchange program. Since 1946, more than 400,000 Fulbrighters from the US and 165 countries have studied, taught and conducted research in each other’s countries.
Maryland’s Salisbury University led the masters category with nine students selected, Bowdoin College in Maine led the baccalaureate category with 19, and two students from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago placed first in the Special-Focus institutions category.
The six schools making first-time appearances on the student-producing list include Baylor University, Carnegie Mellon University, Murray State University, Ringling College of Art and Design, Towson University and the University of South Florida.
The 174 schools included in the list include institutions in 35 states and the District of Columbia, with New York having the most representation of any state with 22 institutions.
Fulbright’s list of the top two producers — measuring both researchers and students — included 18 institutions, with Harvard University leading the research institutions category with 36 participants and SUNY College at Geneseo leading the master’s institutions with seven.
Bates College in Maine and Oberlin College in Ohio—in the category of undergraduate institutions—both saw 15 Fulbright students and scholars in 2022/23.
The UK’s Chevening program also celebrated its 40th anniversary this week.
Today is Chevening’s 40th birthday!
☑️ 40 years of rewarding excellence
☑️ 40 years of master education
☑️ 40 years of creating global change for good
Look forward to our celebration in September when we welcome the 40th cohort of Cheveners! https://t.co/n7m0XZhs0L pic.twitter.com/gpGwS74DMK
— Chevening Awards🇬🇧 (@CheveningFCDO) February 8, 2023
Originally announced as part of the “Pym Package” in 1984, four years after the UK introduced fees for international students, the FCO Scholarships and Awards scheme supported 100 scholars a year. In 1994, the program was renamed Chevening after the UK Foreign Secretary’s official residence in Sevenoaks.
The Fulbright US Scholar Competition 2024/25 opens in mid-February.