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Congratulations to our Fulbright IIE Semi-Finalists!


We are pleased to announce that 9 of our graduate students are semi-finalists in the 2016-2017 Fulbright IIE competition.

We wish our 9 semi-finalists luck as their applications undergo the next round of review. Watch for updates over the next few months as we announce our awardees.

The 9 semi-finalists for the Graduate School New Brunswick are:

  • Pamela Barrios, Nutritional Sciences
  • Aaron Beck-Schachter, Classics
  • Moyagaye Bedward, History
  • Thomas Conte, Anthropology
  • Carols Gaperi Labbee, German
  • George Lykogiannis, Music
  • Alexander Pritchard, Anthropology
  • Dustin Stalnaker, History
  • Tim Weldon, Anthropology

Our Profiled Winners


We are proud to use this space to showcase some of the graduate students who have worked with GradFund and gone on to win prestigious external fellowships and grants.

If you have won external funding and would like to be profiled on this page, or if know a student who deserves to be showcased here, please let us know!

Congratulations to our Fulbright winners


Overseas research is essential to many graduate students as they work on their dissertations. Prestigious fellowships, including the Fulbright IIE, Fulbright Hays

There are a number of different Fulbright grants and fellowships designed to support graduate student work overseas, which may include predissertation, dissertation or postdoctoral research, the opportunity to engage in a year of artistic production, or teaching English as a second language. To learn more recent_wins the Fulbright opportunities available to graduate students, be sure to visit our resource page here.

Read on to learn about our winners and their plans for their time abroad.

Morgan Campbell

Morgan is a PhD candidate in the Planning and Public Policy program. Her project “Sustaining Landscapes of Cultural Heritage: Hampi’s Past, Present, and Future” is currently being supported by a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to India.

Amelia Duffy-Tumasz

Amelia is a PhD candidate in the Geography program. Her work entitled “Gendered Seascapes in Senegal” investigates gendered dimensions of fish production. She is currently in Senegal on a Fulbright-Hays, but has also won a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Grant and a Society of Women Geographers Pruitt National Fellowship for Dissertation Research.

Kate Imy

Kate is a PhD candidate in the History program. She is currently in India on a Fulbright Study/Research grant studying “Spiritual soldiers in the British Indian Army 1099-1940”. Her work has also been supported by the Institute of Historical Research Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities and a Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Institutes.

Catherine Kupiec

Catherine is an Art History PhD Candidate. Her Fulbright Study/Research grant has sent her to Italy for her research: “A New Medium for the Renaissance: the Materiality of Luca della Robbia’s Glazed Terracotta”.

Andrew Spath

Andrew is a Political Science PhD candidate. His current work “When Leaders Change - State. Society. and Succession in Jordan and Beyond” in Jordan is being supported by a Fulbright-Hays. Andrew has also previously received a Fulbright Study/Research grant and a David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship.

Kim Thomas

Kim is a Geography PhD candidate. Her Bagladesh-based work on Ganges water resource allocation and negotiations between Bangladesh and India is currently being supported by a Fulbright Study/Research Grant. She has also won an American Institute of Bangladesh Studies Junior Fellowship, a Critical Language Scholarship, and an American Institute of Indian Studies Language Scholarship.

Our History of Graduate Student Success


Below you'll find a list of the prestigious awards won by New Brunswick-based graduate students.This list is incomplete, but represents our best effort to compile available information about award-winning New Brunswick-based graduate students. If you have mistakenly been left off of the list of winners or have won an award that is not on the list, please let us know.

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Academic Sinica: Fellowships for Doctoral Candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Ying-Chao Kao, Sociology

American Friends of Marbach: Dissertation Grant
Stefanie Populorum, German

American Historical Association: Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the History of the Western Hemisphere
Kendra Boyd, History

American Institute of Bangladesh Studies: Junior Fellowship
Ali Horton, Geography

American Institute of Indian Studies: Junior Research Fellowship
Diya Paul, Geography

American Scandinavian Foundation: Awards for Scandinavians to study in the US
Niina Vuolajarvi, Sociology

American Society for Engineering Education: Graduate Research Fellowship
Seul-A Bae, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Xianyi Gao, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Nancy Hernandez, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Evelyn Okeke, Biochemistry

American Society for Engineering Education: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Gradeigh Clark, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies: Botstiber Fellowship
Stefanie Populorum, German

Center for Arabic Study Abroad at Harvard University: Full-Year Program
Moyagaye Bedward, History

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation: Dissertation Fellowships for Republic of China Students Abroad
Hwa-Yen Huang, Sociology

Council for European Studies: Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Matthew Mangold, Comparative Literature

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service: Research Grant for Germany
Cristina Gherasimov, Political Science

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service: Study Scholarship
Stephanie Marcus, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Gerald R. Ford Foundation: Research Travel Grants
Rachel Bunker, History

Institute of International Education: David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships
Sam Winter, Social Work

Institute of International Education: Inter-American Foundation's Grassroots Development Fellowships
Monica Hernandez Ospina, Geography
Marian Thorpe, Anthropology

National Academies: Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
Taylor Moore, History

National Academy of Education: Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related to Education
Luis Leyva, Education

National Science Foundation: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant - Archaeology
Sarah Hlubik, Anthropology

Rural Sociological Society: Master's Thesis and Dissertation Research Award Competition
Analena Bruce, Sociology

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society: Grants-in-Aid of Research
Ashley Pennington, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Social Science Research Council: International Dissertation Research Fellowship
Elvis Fuentes, Art History

Social Science Research Council: Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop
Eunkyung Song, Sociology

Tobin Project: Prospectus Development Workshop
Portia Allen-Kyle, Sociology

United States Department of Education: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
Ali Horton, Geography

University of Minnesota: Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute
Stefanie Populorum, German

Get In Touch With Us


Despite our best efforts to compile all available information about award-winning New Brunswick-based graduate students, past and present, our list is still incomplete. If you have mistakenly been left off of the list of winners, or have won an award that is not on the list, please let us know! Likewise, if you have won external funding and are interested in being profiled on our site, we would love to hear from you.

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