Fulbright Schuman

20172017-2018 EU Fulbright-Schuman Grantees

2017-2018 EU Fulbright-Schuman Grantees

The Fulbright Commission for Educational Exchange between The United States, Belgium, and Luxembourg, administrator of the Fulbright-Schuman program, is pleased to announce the results of the 2017-2018 application cycle for the Fulbright-Schuman grant competition.

The Commission received a total of 41 applications from EU citizens in the scholar category. The number of applicants in this category went up 41.46% compared to last year. The Commission was proud to receive applications from 19 different European nationalities before the December 1, 2016 deadline: Austria (2) Belgium (1), Czech Republic (1), Finland (4), France (2), Germany (1), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Ireland (2), Italy (6), Lithuania (1), Netherlands (4), Poland (1), Portugal (5), Romania (2), Slovakia (1), Slovenia (2), Spain (5). The scholar applicants during the 2017-2018 application cycle came from a variety of academic disciplines: Accounting/Finance (1), Anthropology (1), Architecture (1), Biology (2), Computer Science (2), Design (1), Economics (2), Engineering (2), Film/Cinema Studies (2), Geography (1), History (3), Interdisciplinary Studies (1), International Relations (4), Law (5), Medical Sciences (1), Philosophy (1), Political Science (6), Psychology (2), Public Administration (1), Social Sciences (1), and Transportation (1). After the interview round with 12 selected applicants, a total of 6 EU researchers (2 from The Netherlands, 1 from Spain, 1 from France and 1 from Italy) were finally awarded a 2017-2018 Fulbright-Schuman grant in the following academic fields: Law (1), International Relations (1), Engineering (1), Anthropology (1), and Political Science (1).

The 34 Fulbright applicants in the student category came from 14 EU member states: Bulgaria (1), Croatia (1), Finland (1), Germany (2), Greece (4), Ireland (1), Italy (11), Luxembourg (1), Netherlands (1), Poland (2), Romania (2), Spain (5), Sweden (1) and the United Kingdom (2). The applicants were composed of 15 men and 19 women specialized in the following diverse fields: Biomedical Engineering (1), Criminal Justice (1), Economics (1), Education (1), Engineering (1), European Studies (1), International Relations (5), Law (14), Languages (1), Liberal Arts (1), Political Science (6), and Theology/Religion (1). Compared to last year’s competition, the Commission received 29% more Fulbright-Schuman student grant applications. After interviewing the top-ranked first round applicants, the review panel nominated 9 candidates (Bulgaria (1), Germany (1), Greece (2), Italy (2),  Spain (2),  UK (1)) to receive awards.

List of the 2017-2018 EU Fulbright-Schuman grantees (scholar category):

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List of the 2017-2018 EU Fulbright-Schuman grantees (student category):

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The Fulbright Schuman Program, administered by the Fulbright Commission in Belgium and jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission awards grants to European citizens to conduct research in the United States and to American citizens to conduct research in the European Union.