BUILDING BRIDGES—PROMOTING EXCELLENCE
2020-2021 Fulbright Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Each year Fulbright scholarship recipients embark on trans-Atlantic exchanges that bring forth a world of new scholarly and professional opportunities and collaborations as well as a greater personal understanding of another culture and country. Fulbright Greece is grateful for the support of the governments of the United States and the Hellenic Republic as well as the generosity and commitment of our donors in supporting the continuity and growth of Fulbright Programs.
Despite the many difficulties stemming from the global pandemic, Fulbright Greece rose to meet the challenge. We worked throughout the spring to administer our 2020-2021 Greek and U.S. Fulbright Scholarship Programs, adjusting to the new situation with virtual interviews and meetings. Fulbright Greece is committed to assisting the new cohort of scholarship recipients in fulfilling their grants successfully while adhering to all necessary safety measures.
For academic year 2020–2021, the Fulbright Foundation awarded 64 scholarships—33 to Greek citizens and 31 to U.S. citizens—continuing a 72-year tradition of excellence.
Our toughest job, of course, is selecting our grantees. Fulbright appoints committees based in the U.S. and in Greece to conduct the selection process. This year, as every year, grantees were chosen after rigorous review from a large pool of extremely qualified candidates encompassing a diverse range of academic interests—from water resources management and aviation education to holocaust studies, micro-dwellings and biomedical informatics, from satellite altimetry and global development to multi- and intermedia, women’s studies, and public administration.
The U.S. institutions where Greek scholars will study or conduct research include The University of Alabama, San Jose State University, the University of Washington, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, the University of Nebraska, the California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Harvard University, Georgetown University, George Washington University and the Parsons School of Design.
The Greek institutions where U.S. scholars will study, conduct research, and lecture include: the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of Thessaly, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Athens Institute for Education & Research, FORTH - Institute for Mediterranean Studies, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, The Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy, and others.
Fulbright Greece is and always has been committed to fairness, equity, and inclusion and celebrates the academic and professional achievements of our diverse family of Fulbrighters in the United States and Greece.
To learn more about this year’s Greek and U.S. grantees, check the PROFILES links in the menu.