Duke Announced as a Top Fulbright Producer

26 grants awarded to Duke students and alumni

-By Suzie Choi

March 24, 2023

Duke University is once again one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright student scholars, according to the U.S. Department of State.

The Fulbright Program is the bellwether of the U.S. government’s international educational and cultural exchange programs. Recipients are selected through a competitive application process based on their leadership potential, academic and/or professional achievement and record of service. Each academic year, Fulbright U.S. Student and Fulbright U.S. Scholar Programs recognize top-producing institutions for having the highest number of accepted applicants.

In the 2022-2023 academic year, 26 grants were awarded to Duke students and alumni in total—fourteen research/study grants and twelve English Teaching Assistantships. Duke Fulbright recipients will research, study or serve on five different continents around the world.

“Upon completing an extensive application and review process, our Fulbright awardees are now doing incredible work as scholars, students and teachers around the world,” said Anna Bernard-Hoverstad, program coordinator in the Office of University Scholars and Fellows. “We hope that their time abroad will continue to inspire personal and professional growth for years to come, and we are delighted and proud that our Finalists are representing the Duke community across the globe.”

“As a diplomat, I love the Fulbright Program because it supports changemakers and fosters global cooperation,” U.S. Secretary of State Andrew Blinken emphasized in his letter congratulating Duke President Vincent Price.


– U.S. Secretary of State Andrew Blinken

Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has awarded more than 400,000 participants from all backgrounds and fields, fostering mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries. Fulbright alumni have returned to their home countries to make an impact on their communities with their expanded worldview, a deep appreciation for their host country and its people, and a larger network of colleagues and friends. Learn more about the Fulbright Student Program using this link.

The Fulbright Scholarship application process is open to Duke seniors, graduated alumni and graduate and professional students. The Office of University Scholars and Fellows aids those wishing to apply to the Fulbright program (use this link to learn more). Find out which Fulbright program is right for you using this link.