Meet Our Global Scholars Changing the World
At Maryland, we’re proud to be recognized as a top-producer of Fulbright scholars by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since our first participant John Cover traveled to India as an economics scholar in 1952—we haven’t slowed down. In the 70+ years since then, we have not only sent hundreds of our own overseas, but also welcomed just as many visiting scholars as an internationally recognized top research institution. Whether you are domestic or international, one thing in common rises above all the others: the identity of Fearless Terps.
Dr. Elisabeth Maring
Meet Dr. Elisabeth Maring, professor of public health, who went abroad on a Fulbright scholarship in 2006 to Varanasi, India, to teach at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith University (MGKVP).
Dr. Kate Spanos
Dr. Kate Spanos has spent her career breaking the boundaries of dance scholarship in the U.S., Ireland, the East Caribbean, and most notably, Brazil during her 2018 Fulbright.
Dr. Susan De La Paz
Dr. Susan De La Paz has spent her career working towards equitable outcomes for students with learning disabilities, and in 2022, she took her work to Vietnam on a Fulbright scholarship.
Dr. Virginia Haufler
Oh, Canada! Hosted by the McGill Institute, GVPT professor Dr. Virginia Haufler spent the 22-23 AY in Montreal exploring the ideological influence of the U.S. on our northern neighbor.
If you go, it will enrich your life in ways that you cannot imagine.
How to Fulbright at Maryland
Are you a U.S. student looking to spend serious time overseas pursuing an international interest? Begin your journey by exploring the variety of Fulbright options available for globally-oriented U.S. students.
Non-U.S. citizen students wishing to apply for a Fulbright grant in order to come to the University of Maryland should contact the Fulbright Commission in their home country, which is oftentimes housed at the U.S. Embassy there.
The best known of the Fulbright programs is the Fulbright Scholars program, aimed at higher education faculty, administrators, and professionals with international research opportunities. In addition, there are a wide sweep of other programs available to make your mark all over the world. Looking for guidance/advice? Contact Joe Scholten, UMD campus liaison for U.S. faculty, staff, and post-doc Fulbright programs at email@example.com.
Non-U.S. citizen educators and professionals interested in a Fulbright grant to the University of Maryland should contact the Fulbright Commission in their home country.