2016-2017 U.S. Fulbright-Schuman grantees

The Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce the list of the 2016-2017 U.S. Fulbright-Schuman grantees. The Fulbright-Schuman Program, administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States, Belgium and Luxembourg, is jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission.

4 Graduate Students, 1 Innovation Scholar, 5 Research Scholars, and 1 College of Europe Chair were selected from a pool of competitive applicants in the Student and Scholar categories. The following criteria were used as the basis for their selection:

  • Credentials, professional standing, and accomplishments of the applicant
  • Suitability of training, knowledge, skills and experience of the applicant to complete the proposed teaching and/or research
  • Personal qualities of the applicant
  • Quality and feasibility of the proposed project
  • Potential impact of the project and, if applicable,
  • Prior Fulbright scholar grants and/or prior experience in the country of application
  • Letter of invitation from the host institution

For Americans, the Fulbright-Schuman program focuses on research and/or study on EU policy or U.S.-EU relations at accredited universities or independent research centers, preferably within two different EU locations.


List of the 2016-2017 U.S. Fulbright-Schuman grantees:

NameObjective Academic DisciplineU.S. InstitutionEU Host InstitutionsProject Title
Dr. Christie WarrenEUI ChairLawCollege of William and MaryEuropean University Institute (Italy)Toward Improved US – EU Collaboration in Post-Conflict Constitutional Processes
Ms. Terry BrownResearch scholarEnvironmental SciencesUniversity of South Florida1) UN Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UK)
2) Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)
Climate Change and Biodiversity: Science and Policy in the European Union
Dr. Jefferey BurgessResearch scholarPublic HealthUniversity of Arizona1) London Fire Brigade (UK) 2) SAMU/SMUR-92 and SDIS-2B (France)Fire Service Safety and Health Policy in the European Union: Risk Management and Roadmap Development
Dr. Larissa FastResearch scholarInterdisciplinary StudiesNo Affiliation1) University of Uppsala (Sweden)
2) University of Manchester (UK)
Comparing Datasets and Developing Standards to Improve Understanding of Violence against Conflict Interveners
Dr. Narges KasiriResearch scholarInformation Sciences/SystemsIthaca College1) University of Cologne (Germany)
2) University of Parma (Italy)
RFID-enabled changes and standardization in the retail sector
Dr. Larry LeibrockInnovation scholarInformation Sciences/SystemsIdaho State University1) University of Oxford (UK)
2) TBD (Estonia)
National Cyber Security Policies; Pervasive Computing Data Sovereignty, Data Flow, Surveillance, Forensics, and International Jurisdictions
Dr. Ronald LindenResearch scholarInternational RelationsUniversity of Pittsburgh1) College of Europe (Belgium)
2) Institute of International Affairs (Italy)
The Rippling Pond: The Impact of EU-China Economic Ties on EU Foreign Policy
Mr. Cary FontanaResearch studentPolitical ScienceUniversity of Oregon, OR1) University of Edinburgh (UK)
2) Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
Ms. Eunice LeeResearch studentInterdisciplinary StudiesHamilton College, NYFrench Nat'l Inst. for Agricultural Research (France)
Ms. Narintohn LuangrathResearch studentPolitical ScienceBoston College, MAMigration Policy Institute Europe (Belgium)
Mr. Edward WilcoxResearch studentPolitical ScienceThe New School, NY1) Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences
2) European University Institute (Italy)