University of Kentucky ranked fifth for U.S. Fulbright grants

The University of Kentucky campus
The University of Kentucky campus

The University of Kentucky ranks fifth among research institutions for the number of professors earning U.S. Fulbright grants this school year, according to a ranking in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Sponsored by the United States Department of State and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program. It provides funding for professionals, teachers, students and scholars to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools in foreign countries.

Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

UK has nine professors on Fulbrights, including: Srimati Basu, India; Patricia Hyjer Dyk, Czech Republic; Anita Lee-Post, Mongolia; Michael Samers, France; Paul Vincelli, Nicaragua; Matthew Zook, Estonia; Mel Coffee, Zambia; Alan Fryar, Morocco; and Doug Slaymaker, Japan.