Published: Feb. 15, 2024

CU Boulder has been named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Scholars for the 2023–24 academic year by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The recognition is given to the U.S. colleges and universities that produce the highest number of applicants in a given year. With 10 grants in 2023-24, CU Boulder is the No. 3 top producer among doctoral institutions nationally, behind Penn State University and the University of Florida.

“It’s exciting to see CU Boulder recognized for the outstanding international contributions our faculty make through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program,” said Deborah Viles, director of the Office of Top Scholarships at CU Boulder. “These experiences are not only personally and professionally rewarding, but also make lasting impacts through the relationships faculty build in their host country. I’m so pleased to be partnering with the Research & Innovation Office, which provides grant writing assistance for faculty through Donna Axel’s expertise and co-hosts information sessions.”

2023–24 scholars, location and project title

Moncref Krati, Australia and Saudi Arabia
Assessment of Adoption Challenges for Sustainable Technologies for the Built Environment

Tim Oakes, Norway and Singapore
The Hinterlands of Global China: Infrastructures of Life Beyond the Urban

 Fulbright info session

Interested in applying for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program? Faculty interested in applying can register to attend a virtual presentation and Q&A with Fulbright program staff.

Who: CU Boulder faculty
What: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Info Session
When: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2–3 p.m.
Where: Virtual via Zoom


Eric Vance, Indonesia
Building Statistics Capacity in Indonesia to Transform Evidence Into Action to Benefit Society

Marina Vance, Indonesia
Assessment of Particulate Matter in Java, Indonesia Using Low-Cost Fixed and Mobile Sensors

Brian Valente-Quinn, Ivory Coast
The De-radicalizing Stage in Cote d’Ivoire: Dialogues with Extremism in Francophone African Theater

Adam Holewinski, Denmark
Electrified Synthesis of Renewable Fuels and Chemicals

Tuiumkan Nishanova, Kyrgyzstan
An Oral History of Rural Kyrgyzstan

Rajagopalan Balaji, India
Signatures of Climate Change and Variability on Extremes, Human Health and Migration over India

Zhiquang Zhai, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia
Improving Indoor Air Quality and Occupant Health for Affordable Housing in Hot and Humid Climates

Margot Kaminski, Belgium
EU’s approach to regulating Artificial Intelligence (AI), across sectors

About the Fulbright Program

Fulbright is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and has given more than 400,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Established over 75 years ago to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, the program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the Fulbright Program.