Thirteen IU Bloomington students and six IU faculty members were offered Fulbright awards for the 2022-23 academic school year, according to a recent News at IU press release.
“These exceptional students and scholars join Indiana University’s nearly 45-year history and legacy of producing Fulbright awardees,” IU President Pamela Whitten said in the press release.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is an international educational exchange program that partners with more than 140 countries to help students conduct research, teach English abroad or pursue graduate studies. The Fulbright Scholar Program allows college faculty, administrators and researchers to build connections and learn skills while also having the opportunity to travel to more than 160 countries.
The program began in 1946. IU students and staff began receiving the award in 1949, according to the Fulbright Scholar Program. IU students and staff have received Fulbright awards every year since 1979, according to another press release.