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Johns Hopkins again among nation's top producers of Fulbright grant recipients

15 win scholarships to study, teach English, conduct research abroad

Johns Hopkins University is once again among the nation's leaders in Fulbright scholarship winners, according to the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The annual list of "top-producing institutions" is announced annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. With 15 grants awarded in the 2015-16 cycle, Johns Hopkins was among 42 universities to earn the designation.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. The Institute of International Education administers the Fulbright U.S. Student Program on behalf of the Department of State. The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. scholars, teachers, and faculty to conduct research and teach overseas.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 360,000 awards to work and study in more than 140 countries. Each year, more than 1,800 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.

Last year, 15 Fulbright scholarship winners were from JHU.

Notification of this year's winners has already begun, and the new application cycle has started. For more information about applying for a Fulbright at Johns Hopkins, including a list of the upcoming information sessions by the National Fellowships Program, visit http://fellowships.jhu.edu.

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