University Ranked a Top Producer of Student Fulbright Winners

Issue Date: 
November 4, 2013

The University of Pittsburgh is a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant winners among research universities, placing 9th among U.S. public research universities and 22nd among all U.S. universities, public and private. The ranking was announced this month in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Pitt has ranked as a top Fulbright producer. Thirteen Pitt students and recent graduates won Fulbrights for the 2013-14 academic year.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships abroad. The awards are granted to recent bachelor’s degree recipients, graduate students, and young professionals based on academic or professional achievements and demonstrated leadership capabilities.

Through this year’s Fulbright awards, the 13 Pitt students and recent graduates are now conducting research or teaching English in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Latin America.

The University recorded more Fulbright honors than such other notable research universities as American University, Brown University, Fordham University, Johns Hopkins University, and Tulane University.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since its inception in 1946, the program has provided more than 325,000 participants with the opportunity to exchange ideas, study, teach, and conduct research abroad.