University of South Florida


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USF ranks in the top 10 for Fulbright scholars

According to the U.S. Department of State, the University of South Florida is tied for seventh nationally for the number of Fulbright scholars for the 2021-2022 period.

The ranking, first published by The Chronicle of Higher Education, shows no other Florida university produced more Fulbright scholars than USF. This is the eighth consecutive year that USF ranks among the top university sponsors of Faculty Fulbright Awards nationally.

Seven USF faculty members earned the highly competitive award and represent a wide range of disciplines, including biomedical engineering, education, business, philosophy and psychology.

Faculty who receive a Fulbright Scholar Award teach and/or conduct research abroad and gain new insights and experiences that enhance their research endeavors and can be integrated into the classroom to benefit student learning. They establish global partnerships that last long beyond their time in-country. Such relationships provide additional benefits for USF through opportunities for the exchange of ideas, research collaboration and faculty and student mobility. Fulbright scholars and their host universities are important members of USF’s global community.  

Kiki Caruson

Kiki Caruson, interim vice president for USF World

“USF is extremely proud of our performance as an institution that consistently produces and supports an enviable number of Faculty Fulbright Scholars,” said Kiki Caruson, interim vice president for USF World. “A Fulbright Award enhances the careers of our faculty, supports the global learning of students who benefit from their professors’ experiences abroad, and contributes to a network of valuable partnerships across the world. We congratulate our current and former Fulbright recipients.”

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright program has provided more than 400,000 passionate and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to important international problems. The global Fulbright network fosters mutual understanding between the United States and partner nations, advances knowledge across communities and improves lives around the globe.

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