On June 15, Stanford University announced that as many as 17 of its students were named recipients of the Fulbright US Student Program grants. An Indian-American Preetam Prakash includes in these 17 students.
Recipients from Stanford this year include seven students from the class of 2021. It also contains four other recent alumni. In a news release, the university announced that grants were also given to five graduate students earning doctorates in the School of Humanities and Sciences and one MD student in the School of Medicine.
These Fulbright grantees will travel to 13 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Côte d’Ivoire, India, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands and Senegal.
Preetam Prakash is a doctoral student in history. As part of his efforts, he will be conducting Chinese and Manchu language archival research in Taiwan on the historical development of capital punishment and legal bureaucracy during the Qing Dynasty.
The programme has awarded 2021-22 Grants to over 1,900 US citizens. The programme aims to build connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The ones who have been awarded the grants will pursue special projects in more than 140 countries.
Rising seniors, graduate students and recent alumni from Stanford have the eligibility to apply for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Student Grant Program, and the campus deadline for application is September 8, 2021. The university confirmed that Fulbright grants, which have a campus process, need a Stanford endorsement.
The Fulbright program provides funding for individually designed research projects, graduate student programs and English Teaching Assistant Programs overseas.
The Fulbright Program, including the Fulbright Hays Program, is one of the many United States Cultural Exchange Programs to improve intercultural relations, cultural diplomacy, and intercultural competence between the US and the other countries. The improvement is made through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.
Considered one of the most prestigious scholarships globally, United States Senator J. William Fulbright founded the program in 1946.
As part of the program, American citizens selected competitively — students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists — receive grants or scholarships to study abroad. They can also use grants or scholarships to conduct research, teach, or exercise their talents.