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USF is a Top Producer of Fulbright US Scholars

2017-18 Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

Tampa, FLA. (Feb. 20, 2018) — The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently announced the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholars.

Eight scholars from the University of South Florida (USF) were awarded Fulbright grants for 2017-2018—the only Research Institution from Florida to be ranked this year.

"As a globally engaged university, USF is proud of the faculty committed to teaching and research around the world through the prestigious and highly competitive Fulbright Awards," said Dr. Roger Brindley, USF System Vice President for USF World.

"USF faculty have once again demonstrated their dedication to solving the grand challenges of the 21st century by engaging in the world. USF continues to build its reputation as one of the most globally engaged universities across the entire United States through our work with the Fulbright Commission. The resulting research and scholarship creates real world solutions and builds global collaboration."

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Dr. Darlene DeMarie, an associate professor in the USF College of Education, has been working as the Fulbright Faculty Advisor for the USF System for the past three years, mentoring colleagues through the proposal process and offering workshops.

Faculty who receive the highly competitive, prestigious Fulbright awards travel abroad, bringing their experiences back with them to the United States. These new perspectives are incorporated into their curriculum and research, furthering the development of USF students as global citizens.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 380,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Over 1,100 U.S. college and university faculty and administrators, professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, and independent scholars are awarded Fulbright grants to teach and/or conduct research annually. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program operates in over 125 countries throughout the world.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, funded by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education's Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. students and teachers to conduct research and teach overseas. In addition, some 4,000 foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study, lecture, conduct research and teach foreign languages.

The 2017-18 University of South Florida Fulbright Scholars include:
Name, USF Department/College, Country of Fulbright Award

  • Hunt Hawkins, English, Poland
  • David Jacobson, Director of Global Initiatives, Norway
  • Darrell Slider, Political Science, Russia
  • Ross Andel, Aging Studies, Australia
  • Jack Wilkins, Music, Canada
  • Dario Arena, Physics, Sweden
  • Claudia Dold, Library Sciences, Palestine
  • Daniel Bradley, Finance, Business Administration, Portugal
  • Anna Lewis, USF St. Pete, Peru

For the full list of the Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars click here.