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UW-Madison ranks highly in number of Fulbright awards

February 13, 2015

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ranks among the top six U.S. colleges and universities to receive 2014-2015 faculty Fulbright awards and among the top 20 institutions to receive student awards from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

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.

Six faculty scholars have received the awards, which ties UW–Madison for the fifth highest in the country. Thirteen students have received awards, which ties UW–Madison for 17th.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 360,000 participants 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 conduct research annually.

The faculty recipients of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars Fulbright Scholar Program are listed here with destination country and field.

Nine of the UW–Madison student recipients (listed here with degree, destination country, field and research topic) received grants for graduate research abroad:

  • Ian Carrillo (Ph.D.), Brazil, sociology, “Feeding Global Energy Demand: The Political Economy of Agrofuels in Brazil”
  • Marcus Cederstrom (Ph.D.), Sweden, area studies, “The Labor Movement at Home and Abroad: Swedish Women Workers in the US and Sweden”
  • Hannah Chapman (Ph.D.), Kazakhstan, political science, “Coercion, Cooptation or Cooperation? Youth Organizations in Non-Democracies”
  • Chisato Fukuda (Ph.D.), Mongolia, anthropology, “Breathing Uncertainty: Risk, Exposure and Air Pollution Regulation in Mongolia’s Capitol”
  • Lauren Glover (Ph.D.), South Korea, archeology, “Trade and Production of Elite Commodities in the Korean Peninsula: Bronze and Stone”
  • Jennifer Gramer (Ph.D.), Germany, cultural & intellectual history, “Can Art be Guilty? Vergangenheitsbewältigung and the Legacy of Nazi Art in Germany”
  • Lauren Hennelly (BA), India, ecology, “Howls in the Himalayas: Assessing Endangered Wolf Populations through Howl Surveys”
  • Jason Morgan (Ph.D.), Japan, cultural and intellectual history, “Suehiro Izutaro and the Case Law Revolution in Taisho Japan”
  • Richard Wells (Ph.D.), China, modern history, “Manchuria’s Modern Bean: Soybeans and the Colonial Market in Manchuria, 1895-1950”

Four of the UW–Madison recipients (listed here with degree and destination country) received Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants for English Teaching Assistantships:

  • Alice Bradley (BA), Italy
  • Chelsea Cervantes De Blois (MA), Azerbaijan
  • Molly Kettell (BA), Germany
  • Jenna Mertz (BA), Norway