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UK Hosts Fulbright Week March 28-31

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 28, 2022) — The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards at the University of Kentucky is celebrating the launch of Fulbright application season by hosting Fulbright Week March 28-31. Events will be held each day featuring recent award recipients.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for students and alumni to study, teach or conduct research in more than 140 countries. Fifty-seven students from UK have been awarded Fulbright grants since 2010. Access to the application opens on March 31 and the campus deadline is Sept. 7.

“Fulbright is an outstanding opportunity for students in all academic disciplines who have an interest in living abroad for a year and sharing their own experiences with their host country,” said Pat Whitlow, director of Nationally Competitive Awards and Fulbright Program advisor. “We hope to have a strong turnout of UK students interested in learning more about the options available for teaching, study, and research through Fulbright.”

Fulbright Week will include virtual information sessions on the three types of awards offered through the program: English Teaching Assistant, Graduate Study and Research. Recent recipients of each award will be on hand to share their experiences as Fulbright grantees.

Additionally, members of the campus community are invited to stop by 219 and 221 Funkhouser Building on March 31 between 2-4:30 p.m. for a Fulbright Open House. Advisors will be available to answer questions and discuss the Fulbright application process.

Fulbright Week schedule of events:

  • Noon Monday, March 28: Fulbright Study Award session featuring 2021 recipient Clarissa Somers, currently pursuing graduate studies in Ireland.
  • 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 29: Fulbright Research Award session featuring 2019 recipient and Geography doctoral candidate Jess Linz, who conducted research in Mexico.
  • Noon Wednesday, March 30: Fulbright English Teaching Award session featuring 2021 recipient Schuyler Baas, currently teaching English in Spain.
  • 2-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31: Fulbright Open House in 219 and 221 Funkhouser Building.

For more information and to register to attend, please visit

In addition to this week's events, the UK International Center will also host a virtual Fulbright Information Session for faculty and staff next Monday. It will take place 2-3 p.m. Monday, April 4. Register here.

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