IU Bloomington a top producer for Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar programs for 2020-21

BLOOMINGTON – Indiana University Bloomington has been named a top producer for both the Fulbright U.S. Student and U.S. Scholar programs for the academic year 2020-21, as announced by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

This honor is shared by fewer than 20 U.S. universities and reflects IU’s commitment to global research and learning.

Sixteen IU Bloomington students and six IU Bloomington faculty members received Fulbright awards for this academic year. The lists of top-producing institutions appeared in the Feb. 15 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Michael McRobbie

“We are extremely proud that IU continues to be a top producer of students receiving the prestigious Fulbright award, which reflects our commitment as one of the most globally engaged public universities in the country,” IU President Michael A. McRobbie said. “The opportunity for students to study and serve abroad is central to an IU education.”

Since its inception 75 years ago, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 390,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and help find solutions to shared international concerns. More than 2,200 U.S. students and more than 900 U.S. college and university faculty and administrators are awarded Fulbright grants annually.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a program of the Department of State, funded by an annual appropriation from Congress to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education.

Students who are interested in pursuing a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant should contact their respective adviser, which can be found on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website.