Announcing the 2017-2018 U.S. Fulbright-Schuman Grantees


The Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce the list of the 2017-2018 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.

This year, there were 26 U.S. Student applicants and 13 U.S. Scholar applicants for a Fulbright-Schuman grant, respectively an increase of 15% and 23% compared to last year. In total, the selection committee awarded 5 U.S. students and 3 U.S. scholars a Fulbright-Schuman grant. U.S. grantees will be headed to Belgium (2), Denmark (1), France (1), Germany (2), Ireland (2), Italy (3),  Portugal (1), Romania (1), Sweden (2), The Netherlands (1),  and the UK (1).

In addition, 1 U.S. scholar was selected to be the Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Grantee. The following companies have contributed funds to the Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Grant program:  3M, American Airlines, Bank of America, Boeing, Estee Lauder, Gilead Sciences, Google, John Deere, Oracle, Pfizer, and TE Connectivity.

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 2017-2018 U.S. Fulbright-Schuman grantees:

NameObjectiveU.S. InstitutionEU Host Institution(s)Project Title
Dr. Mark NanceResearch ScholarNorth Carolina State UniversityUniversity of Gothenburg, Sweden / University of Duisburg-Essen, GermanyVarieties of Crisis Capitalism? Saving the Auto Industry in Sweden, Germany, and the U.S.
Dr. Margot KaminskiInnovation ScholarOhio State UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, ItalyTrans-Atlantic Approaches to Governing Sensor Privacy
Dr. Seth PollackResearch ScholarCalifornia State UniversityUniversity of Brighton, UK / University of Bologna, ItalyExamining The Emergence of Service Learning in European Higher Education: Creating More Socially Responsible, Diversity-Minded and Civically-Engaged Graduates
Dr. Ronald LindenResearch ScholarUniversity of PittsburghCollege of Europe, Belgium / Institute of International Affairs, ItalyThe Rippling Pond: The Impact of EU-China Economic Ties on EU Foreign Policy
Crystal BrownResearch StudentUniversity of OregonAarhus University, Denmark / University of Stockholm, Sweden“Born to be Rad: Is Integration the Solution?”
Patricia RichardsResearch StudentMarywood UniversityTrinity College, Ireland / University of Bucharest, Romania“Best Practices to Reduce Disparities in Breast Cancer Mortality among EU Member States”
Alexander JarmanResearch StudentUniversity of ChicagoCentre for European Policy Studies, Belgium“The Return of Europe’s Far Right: Comparing and Assessing Threats to European Integration”
Kevin O'HareResearch StudentUniversity of OregonUniversity College Dublin, Ireland / New University of Lisbon, Portugal“Troika Austerity in Europe: National Identity and Resistance to Austerity”
Gregory NiedtResearch StudentDrexel UniversityMax Planck Institute MMG, Göttingen, Germany / University of Paris XII, France“Examining the Everyday Effects of Language Policy in Multilingual Areas”