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UMD Named Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars

By Annie Krakower

The University of Maryland was named a 2021-22 top-producing institution for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, according to rankings published Monday in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The program, which provides teaching and research grants to outstanding college faculty, administrators, professionals, artists and more, offered eight awards to UMD scholars—an increase over the six given last year, when Maryland was also named a top producer. Since the program’s inception following WWII, nearly 300 UMD faculty and staff have earned Fulbright awards.

“The fact that UMD is regularly among the top producers of Fulbright awardees is a tribute both to the stellar quality of our faculty and to their commitment to the global collaboration highlighted in the UMD strategic plan,” said Joe Scholten, associate director in the Office of International Affairs.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, supports academic exchanges with more than 150 countries and allows awardees to research, teach and help improve international and intercultural relations. Nearly 600 colleges across America actively participate.

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