The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tied for 10th among public research universities with the most students receiving Fulbright awards for 2017-2018. UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked 16th nationally among all research universities on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program list.
UNC-Chapel Hill had 10 student recipients for the year and North Carolina State University had seven, the highest among public universities in the state. Universities ranked ahead of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill include Harvard, Princeton and Yale.
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 380,000 participants, chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential, with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Over 1,900 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in more than 100 different fields of study are offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English and conduct research annually. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in over 140 countries throughout the world and is funded through an annual appropriation made by the United States Congress to the Department of State.
The Fulbright competition is administered at UNC-Chapel Hill through Iyman Gaspard, program manager for the Center of Global Initiatives and Fulbright Program adviser for the university. Between 1973 and 2015, more than 250 students from Carolina received Fulbright Student Awards grants to research, study and teach abroad. Interested students should see cgi.unc.edu/Fulbright for more information.