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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tied for 14th among research universities with the most students granted Fulbright awards for 2019-2020. UNC-Chapel Hill had 16 student recipients for the year. Universities ranked ahead of Carolina include Georgetown, Brown and Princeton. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of 16 research universities that has been on the top-producing list every year for the past 10 years.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given over 390,000 passionate and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to important international problems. The global network of Fulbright recipients fosters mutual understanding between the United States and partner nations, advances knowledge across communities and improves lives around the globe. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in over 160 countries worldwide and is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The Fulbright competition is administered at UNC-Chapel Hill through Iyman Ahmed, program manager for the Center for Global Initiatives and Fulbright Program adviser for the university. Over 2,200 U.S. students are awarded Fulbright grants annually. Between 1973 and 2019, 336 students from Carolina received Fulbright Student Award grants to conduct research, study and teach abroad. Interested students should see for more information.

UNC-Chapel Hill student Fulbright contact: Iyman Ahmed, Program Manager, +1.919.843.6842

UNC-Chapel Hill Carolina Asia Center contact: Shuyi Lin, Program Associate, +1.919.843.9203

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