18 Johns Hopkins students earn Fulbright fellowships

JHU again among nation's top producers of Fulbright recipients

Johns Hopkins University is once again one of the nation's schools with the most recipients of Fulbright scholarships, according to the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The annual list of "top-producing institutions" was announced today in The Chronicle of Higher Education. With 18 grants in the 2016-17 cycle, Johns Hopkins is among 40 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 370,000 awards to work and study in more than 140 countries. Each year more than 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.

Notification of winners will begin in March and continue through May.

Johns Hopkins had 15 winners last year and was one of the "top-producing" universities.

For more information about applying for a Fulbright at Johns Hopkins, visit http://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/fellowships/