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To reach the official Fulbright U.S.student program website: U.S. Fulbright STUDENT


Graduating Seniors

Do you desire to spend a gap year teaching English abroad or study/conduct a research project in a particular country? The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is facilitated by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is the largest U.S. exchange program. If you are a graduating senior interested in learning more about applying for a Fulbright, contact David Neufeld at, or visit the Honors College website.

Graduate and Doctoral

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is facilitated by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is the largest U.S. exchange program. For those graduate students considering applying to the Fulbright Student Program, Karna Walter, the Fulbright Program Adviser for the UA, hosts information sessions periodically during the year in the Honors College, Slonaker House. Please contact David Neufeld at, or visit the UA Graduate College website.

Doctoral students are also eligible to apply for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Award (DDRA). Students must apply through the UA Graduate College’s Office of Fellowships and Community Engagement here. To learn more about the DDRA, students may contact, Shelley Hawthorne Smith at directly.

Faculty, Scholars and Administrators

There are many awards offered to faculty, scholars and administrators in teaching and research. The Fulbright Scholar and Administrator programs are administered by The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), the scholar division of the Institute of International Education (IIE).If you intend to apply for a Fulbright Scholar award, please notify Dale LaFleur or Emily Kotay (UA Fulbright Scholar Campus Representatives), or Or, you can visit the UA Global website.


Alumni continue to pursue the Fulbright goal of mutual understanding through cultural interactions and service in areas such as sustainability and international education. To learn more about fostering lifelong connections across the worldwide community through online networking and international travel programs, visit the website. There is an Arizona Chapter for Fulbright alumni. More information can be found at

International Fulbright Scholars & Students at the UA

STUDENTS: The UA is proud to host many international student Fulbrighters from around the world through the Fulbright Foreign Students Program. These students are supported by UA International Student Services. UA International Student Services. Contact Joanne Lagasse-Long ( for more information.
FACULTY & SCHOLARS: International faculty and scholars looking to visit the UA as part of their Fulbright work are supported by the International Faculty & Scholars office. Contact Dana Bleau (

To reach the official Fulbright U.S.scholar program website: U.S. Fulbright SCHOLAR

Fulbright Connections

The Fulbright program is the flagship program for international educational exchange for the U.S. government. Rooted in historical contexts of post-war 1945, the program promotes “mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries in the world”.

In recent years, the Fulbright program has expanded to offer opportunities for scholars, administrative professionals and professionals to experience international educational exchange around the world.During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.

The UA is consistently a top-producing institution for Fulbright Scholars. Applications to Fulbright programs are facilitated by multiple offices across campus including, UA Global, the Honors College, the Graduate College, and International Student Services. These offices regularly provide workshops and training on the Fulbright experience and how to submit applications.

Read about the HISTORY of Fulbright.
See a listing of current UA Fulbright NEWS on the University of Arizona website.
For a list of all past Fulbright Scholars SCHOLARS (from 2005 to the present). This page also features recipients of other international awards and honors.
Check out the FULBRIGHT WEEK 2019 SCHEDULE. UA Global, the UA Honors College, and the UA Graduate College have joined efforts to plan a week full of events acknowledging past Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays recipients; hosting workshops, information sessions and open houses; and informing faculty, undergraduate and graduate students about the opportunities available through the Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays programs. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate in any of the Fulbright Week sessions held during the week of April 1 - 5, 2019.

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The Fulbright Experience

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PROFILE: Doctoral Student Sarah Renkert

Renkert, a Ph.D. student in the School of Anthropology, has been named a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellow. This program provides grants to individual doctoral students to help fund research they conduct abroad. With the over $40,000 in funding she has received, her research in Lima, Peru’s low-income neighborhoods has been well supported.

She focuses her research on the comedores populares, communal kitchens that act as one of Lima’s primary forms of food aid. These kitchens consist of groups of mothers that organize and cook food to sell at reasonable prices to their neighbors. Renkert is looking into the impact of and reasoning for some of them closing down.

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PROFILE: Specialist Jane Carrington and Kimberly Shea

Two UA College of Nursing professors have been accepted into the Fulbright Specialist Program—a competitive program that will allow them to share their knowledge with institutions around the world. Jane Carrington and Kimberly Shea are some of the first nurses to have made it on the roster.

Carrington is leading a research team on improving communication between nurses to increase patient safety. This research developed from her focus on informatics and healthcare technology. Shea is a nurse and scientist whose research focuses on telehealthcare in patient’s homes. She has researched the topic for a little over a decade and travelled to many places in Central America, applying and assessing telehealth opportunities.

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PROFILE: Scholar Robert Fleischman

Fleischman is a civil engineering professor here at the UA who has been named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar. This program is the flagship of international education exchange programs that is designed to build lasting connections between scholars in the U.S. and others around the world.

As a fellow, Fleischman will spend six months in Italy teaching and conducting research in earthquake engineering at the University of Salento. There will teach students how to successfully build earthquake resistant buildings and improve pre-existing ones. He will also apply his research involving precast concrete to investigating prefabrication methods for the construction of new earthquake-resistant buildings in southern Italy.

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