Brown Students Win Thirty Fullbrights!
The Dean of the College Office is pleased to announce 28 U.S. Student Fulbright winners, 26 from the class of 2012 and 2 from the class of 2011. Two graduate students have been awarded Fulbright Student awards as well. The 30 Brown seniors, recent alumni, and graduate students who have been awarded Fulbrights for the academic year 2012-13 will be going to 22 different countries including Senegal, Brazil, Spain, Macau, and Bangladesh. 16 graduating seniors and recent alumni won English Teaching Assistantship awards and will be teaching English in a variety of countries and settings ranging from elementary schools in rural villages in South Korea to adult training centers in cities in Argentina. 14 Brown student winners received research grants to pursue course work and/or independent research projects on diverse subjects including the environmental impact of tea farming in Taiwan, the conflict and cooperation patterns among social insects in lab research at the Center of Social Evolution in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the political influence of the Palestinian population in Chile. Brown's winners come from several departments across the campus including Biology, International Relations, and Literary Studies.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The U.S. Student Fulbright supports recent college graduates and graduate students to conduct research, pursue graduate study, and/or teach abroad. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.