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ME Student Katie Bezdjian Receives Fulbright Award

Mechanical engineering student Katie Bezdjian has received a Fulbright Award. As part of the award, she will spend a year abroad where she will be studying thermophotovoltaics alongside researchers at the Solar Energy Institute at the Technical University of Madrid in Spain. The Fulbright program is an international educational exchange program designed to build relationships […]

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Miguel Rodriguez awarded Fulbright Scholarship

This story originally appeared in @theU. Miguel Rodriguez, postdoc research associate in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, is ready to pack his bags for travel. Rodriguez has received a Fulbright Scholarship to do research for a year at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. “Being awarded a Fulbright means getting the opportunity […]

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TOP FULBRIGHT TIPS IN STARTING YOUR APPLICATION

When thinking about applying for a Fulbright award, here are some important tips to consider: Choose a country strategically List what you hope to gain from applying to a specific country, including your familiarity with the language, culture, and history of that country. Would you have more in common and knowledge about a different country? […]

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Fulbright Celebrates 75 Years of Building Bridges

In 1945, as the world was reeling from the aftermath of World War II, James William Fulbright—a U.S. senator from Arkansas—proposed the creation of a program aimed at averting future nuclear wars. The concept was founded in Fulbright’s belief that connecting people from different countries would ultimately foster greater understanding and cooperation between their nations. […]

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New Chief Global Officer Named

University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced Brian Gibson has been named the university’s new chief global officer.  Gibson, a noted leader of internationalization and global engagement efforts, joins the U after most recently serving as executive director of George Mason University’s Global Education Office. He will assume his new role July […]

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Two U Students Receive Fulbright Awards for 2021-2022

Two University of Utah students have received highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for the 2021-2022 academic year. Additionally, one student is designated as an Alternate. Devon Cantwell is a Ph.D. student in Political Science. She received a Fulbright Research Award to conduct research in Vietnam. She will examine how cities […]

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EIGHT U STUDENTS NOMINATED AS SEMI-FINALISTS FOR FULBRIGHT AWARDS FOR 2021-22

The University of Utah is proud to announce that eight students have been nominated as Fulbright semi-finalists this year. This year’s list has six undergraduate students and two Ph.D. students, including four English Teaching Assistant semifinalists and four Research Grant semi-finalists. Countries include Vietnam, Cameroon, Germany, Turkey, Colombia, Taiwan, Mexico, and Hungary. Making it to […]

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Three U Students Receive Fulbright Awards for 2020-21

Three University of Utah students have received highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for the 2019-20 academic year. Additionally, four students were designated as an Alternate. The flagship international educational exchange program is designed to build relationships between people in […]

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Three U students receive Fulbright awards for 2018-19

Three University of Utah students have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Fulbright scholarship. Zoe Diener, Kevin Priest, and Daniel Ybarra have received a highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for the 2018-19 academic year. Diener (MS, public health) […]

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