Scott Palmer attends a Fulbright IEA Seminar in Germany
UC Davis Scholarship Advisor Scott Palmer (center) attends a meeting with the Fulbright Commission in Amsterdam after completing the Fulbright Seminar program in Germany. (November 2019)

UC Davis Ranked Among Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars

The University of California, Davis, is included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholars, announced today by The Chronicle of Higher Education.Fulbright Top Scholar Producer

UC Davis is tied for fifth among doctoral institutions on the list of the top producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars, with seven scholars from UC Davis earning Fulbright awards for 2019-20. The awards are a part of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program.

“At UC Davis, we pride ourselves on welcoming the world to campus and connecting the campus with the world,” said Joanna Regulska, vice provost and associate chancellor of Global Affairs for UC Davis. “The Fulbright Program brings tremendous opportunities to do just that, which is why I am thrilled to see an increasing number of faculty and staff engaging in these experiences. Our UC Davis Fulbrighters exchange culture, knowledge, and perspectives that benefit us all and create lasting impact, locally and globally."

2019-20 UC Davis Fulbright U.S. Scholars

  • David Corina, professor, Department of Linguistics, College of Letters and Science, hosted at University College London (U.K.)
  • Steven Fennimore, Cooperative Extension specialist, Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, hosted by National Institute of Agricultural Research (Uruguay)
  • Brianne Holden, study abroad program coordinator and advisor, Global Affairs, hosted by Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Taiwan)
  • Carson Jeffres, staff research associate, Center for Watershed Sciences, hosted by Federal University of Para (Brazil)
  • Naomi Martisius, research associate, Department of Anthropology, College of Letters and Science, hosted by New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria)
  • Scott Palmer, advisor, Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships, hosted by The German-American Fulbright Commission (Germany)
  • Richard Sayler, graduate student, Department of Chemistry, College of Letters and Science, hosted by National Polytechnic Institute (Mexico)

UC Davis recently ranked among the top producers of Fulbright U.S. Students and earned a grant to host Fulbright Afghanistan Leadership Seminars. UC Davis also hosts visiting mid-career professionals through the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, part of the Fulbright Program.

The Fulbright U.S. and Visiting Scholar Programs are supported at UC Davis through Global Affairs. Over the past decade, there have been more than 400 UC Davis-affiliated Fulbright Students and Scholars. The Fulbright Program provides opportunities for international exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills to students, scholars, and professionals undertaking graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. To learn more, visit the Fulbright Program Opportunities webpage on the UC Davis Global Affairs website.

About Global Affairs at UC Davis

Global Affairs brings the world to UC Davis, welcoming more than 10,000 international students, scholars and leaders, and hosting programs that inspire global curiosity, understanding and engagement. Compelled by the valuable outcomes of thinking globally, we make transformative opportunities a reality by supporting the thousands of students and faculty learning and researching internationally—and by facilitating collaborations that tackle the world's most pressing challenges through more than 150 global partnerships.

Putting our vision of a UC Davis community that engages, thrives, and leads in this interconnected world into action, Global Affairs is in pursuit of an ambitious goal: Global Education for All.

About the Fulbright Program at UC Davis

The Fulbright Program offers a range of research and professional exchange opportunities for UC Davis students, faculty, staff in over 130 countries—and brings international scholars and students here for collaborations that transform the campus community and build bridges to all parts of the world. 

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