UW Bothell recognized as Fulbright “Top Producer”


The University of Washington Bothell is proud to be included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. students and scholars for the 2022-23 academic year. This recognition is given to the U.S. colleges and universities that received the highest number of applicants selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student and Fulbright U.S. Scholar programs.

Two UW Bothell faculty — Dr. Salwa Al-Noori and Dr. Wanda Gregory — and six University of Washington faculty were named Fulbright scholars and 10 UW students received Fulbright awards.

Al-Noori, associate teaching professor in the School of STEM, is working on an interdisciplinary project in Jordan focused on Middle East/North Africa-U.S. learning spaces. She will share their experiences as part of the Husky Highlights Seminar Series on Thursday, April 27, 3:30-5 p.m.

Gregory, lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciencesconducted research in Iceland on the potential of games and game technology to support the well-being of patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease. 

Each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the top producing institutions for the Fulbright, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education published the list on Feb. 10.

This year, 17 institutions across the country were recognized as Top Producers for both students and scholars — nine Research/Doctoral Universities, three Master’s Colleges and Universities, five Baccalaureate Colleges, and one Special Focus Institution. 

The Fulbright Program was created to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbright is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Since its inception in 1946, more than 400,000 people from all backgrounds — recent university graduates, teachers, scientists and researchers, artists and more — have participated in the Fulbright Program and returned with an expanded worldview, a deep appreciation for their host country and its people, and a new network of colleagues and friends. Fulbright alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists and teachers. They include 60 Nobel Laureates, 88 Pulitzer Prize winners, 75 MacArthur Fellows, and thousands of leaders across the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Learn about the work UW Bothell Fulbright recipients have done around the world.

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