Cornell among top producers of Fulbright students and scholars

Cornell is one of just 16 universities that rank among the top 20 in the number of both Fulbright Students and Fulbright Scholars, according to the U.S. Department of State and the Institute of International Education (IIE). 

Fulbright Student Program badgeThis year 15 Cornell students are traveling abroad on prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program fellowships while six Cornell faculty members are pursuing research and writing projects as Fulbright Scholars

The Einaudi Center administers the student program for Cornell, and all applicants are assisted by the center's Fulbright advisor, emeritus professor Gil Levine. Fulbright Scholars apply independently.

This 2016-17 Fulbright students are:

  • Annabelle Beaver, a graduate student in the field of animal science; Netherlands; “Mathematical Modeling of MAP Infection Dynamics: the Bulk Tank and the Farm Environment”

  • Vincent Burgess, a graduate student in Asian studies; India; “Renunciation and Environmentalism Amongst the Bishnoi of North India”

  • Savannah Dowling ’16, Arts and Sciences; Jordan; English teaching assistantship

  • Abbey Doyno ’15, Agriculture and Life Sciences; Morocco; “Collaborative Development of an Integrated Aquaculture System in Meknès”

  • Skyler Erickson ’16, Engineering; Honduras; “Creating Sustainable Development Through Locally Sourced Water Filtration”

  • Raechel French, M.S. ’13, Human Ecology; Australia; “Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change”

  • Sara Gonzalez ’16, Agriculture and Life Sciences; Chile; “The People and the Sea: Toward Sustainable Management of Chilean Kelp Forests”

  • Margaret Holly, Malaysia;  English teaching assistantship

  • Honore Johnson ’16; ILR; Taiwan; International Master’s Program in International Studies at National Chengchi University

  • Joseph Kennedy ’15, Architecture, Art and Planning; Norway; “Trailer Trash: Affordable Nomadic Prototypes”

  • Catherine Klapheke ’15, ILR; Nepal; English teaching assistantship

  • Eilis Monahan, a graduate student in the field of archaeology; Cyprus; “Enclosure and Exclusion: Fortresses and the Disciplinary Landscape on Bronze-Age Cyprus”

  • Noemi Plaza Sanchez ’15, Arts and Sciences; Dominican Republic; “Investigating Mechanisms of Gender-Based Violence: Youth Perceptions of Gender Inequality”

  • Sadia Shirazi, a graduate student in the field of art history and visual studies; India; “History of Abstraction in Post-independence India”

  • Jeffrey Wall, a graduate student in the field of natural resources; Turkey; “A Folk Valuation of Chestnut Diversity in Turkey”

This year's faculty Fulbright Scholars are Khin Mar Cho (economics, Philippines), Matthew Hoffman (sociology, Norway), Jonathan Ochshorn (architecture, China), Colin Parrish (virology, UK), Karen Rodriguez (film/cinema studies, Austria), and Wendy Wolford (sociology, Mozambique). 

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Since its inception in 1946, the program has provided more than 300,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. 

The IEE administers the student program for the State Department. You can read the IIE's press release about the rankings here