UMass Amherst Named As a Top Producing Fulbright School

The University of Massachusetts – Amherst, a New England Council member, was recently named a “Top Producing Institution” for the Fulbright scholarship program. This is the second year in a row that the University has earned the distinction.

Seven Fulbright research grants were awarded to students in graduate and undergraduate programs at UMass Amherst. The grants are funding a variety of research projects on topics including mental illness in Hong Kong, eco-sanitation in Mexico, post-apartheid South Africa, amongst others. Additionally, six undergraduate students received Fulbright scholarships to work as English teaching assistants in Taiwan, Germany, Mexico, and Colombia.

“We applaud the achievements of these students. Through this recognition, once again, our university has demonstrated the depth and range of accomplishment across this campus, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. This is a highly competitive program that seeks out not only academic merit, but service and commitment to broader societal goals,” said Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy.

The Fulbright Program was established by Congress in 1946 to fund two-way exchanges in all fields of study. Since its creation, the program has sponsored more than 300,000 U.S. and foreign scholars to study, teach, and research abroad, as well as participate in activities to increase mutual cooperation and understanding between the U.S. and other countries.

The New England Council congratulates UMass Amherst and its Fulbright Scholars on this exciting recognition.

Read more in The Chronical of Higher Education or on UMass Amherst’s website.

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