Iowa State is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars for 2017-18, as announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The annual list appears in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Iowa State’s Fulbright Scholar grantees for 2017-18 include:

  • Mufit Akinc, professor of materials science and engineering and chemical and biological engineering. Host institution: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • David King, associate professor of management. Host institution: Management Center Innsbruck, Austria. (King is now department chair and the Higdon Professor of Management at Florida State University.)
  • James McCormick, professor of political science. Host institution: Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • Peter Orazem, University Professor of economics. Host institution: University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia.
  • Constance Post, associate professor of English (emeritus). Host institution: Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • Andreas Schwab, associate professor of management. Host institution: Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia.

Fulbright Scholars from previous years are listed here.

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 toward solutions for shared international concerns. More than 1,100 U.S. college and university faculty and administrators, professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers and independent scholars are awarded Fulbright grants to teach and/or conduct research annually. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program operates in more than 125 countries throughout the world.  

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, funded by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. students and teachers to conduct research and teach overseas. In addition, some 4,000 foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study, lecture, conduct research and teach foreign languages.