2015-2016 Fulbright Grantees Announced

The Fulbright Commission to Belgium and Luxembourg is proud to announce the list of the 2015-2016 Belgian and Luxembourg Fulbright Grantees who will study, research, or lecture in the United States. During the upcoming academic year, they will study and do research in 15 different U.S. states. Among the recipients of a Fulbright scholarship are 15 Belgian students, 2 Luxembourgish students, and 10 Belgian scholars. The 10 research scholars and 15 graduate students were selected from the following Belgian and Luxembourgian institutes of higher education: Université Libre de Bruxelles, Ghent University, Université Catholique de Louvain, University of Leuven (KU LEuven), University of Liège, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Antwerp, Saint-Louis University – Brussels, Hasselt University and University of Namur. Other home institutions of Fulbright students include the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Ecole Normale Superieure and the  Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID). In addition, two people were selected as Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTA): one will teach Dutch, the other French in the U.S. during the 2015-2016 academic year.

We are also pleased to announce that this year 2 Belgian teachers will attend the Summer Institute on U.S. Institutions and that  1 Belgian student will go to the U.S. Summer Institute on Environmental Studies.

Congratulations to all recipients!


NameHome InstitutionU.S. Host InstitutionObjective in the U.S.Academic Discipline
Award for Graduate Studiesvon Karman Institute for Fluid DynamicsPurdue UniversityDoctorateEngineering
Award for Graduate StudiesUniversite Libre de BruxellesNew York UniversityMaster's Law
Award for Graduate StudiesGhent UniversityStanford UniversityVisiting Student ResearcherHistory
Award for Graduate StudiesUniversity of Leuven (KU Leuven)University of ChicagoMaster's Law
Award for Graduate StudiesUniversity of Liege
University of California Santa Cruz Visiting Student ResearcherBiology
Award for Graduate StudiesVrije Universiteit BrusselHarvard Medical SchoolVisiting Student ResearcherBiomedical Sciences
Award for Graduate StudiesUniversity of GhentUniversity of ChicagoMaster's Law
Award for Graduate StudiesUniversity of Leuven (KU Leuven)University of VirigniaMaster's Law
Award for Graduate StudiesGeneva Graduate Institute (IHEID)Columbia UniversityVisiting Student ResearcherPolitical Science
Award for Graduate StudiesEcole normale superieureUniversity of California BerkeleyDoctorateChemistry
Award for Graduate StudiesUniversity of AntwerpUniversity of Texas at DallasVisiting Student ResearcherApplied Economics
Award for Graduate StudiesUniversity of Leuven (KU Leuven)YaleMaster's Law
Award for Graduate StudiesGhent University
Mayo ClinicVisiting Student ResearcherMedical Sciences
Frank Boas Scholarship in International Legal StudiesUniversity of Leuven (KU Leuven)Harvard Law SchoolMaster'sLaw
Frank Boas Scholarship for Graduate StudySaint-Louis University - BrusselsHarvard UniversityVisiting Student ResearcherCinema
Award for Graduate StudiesColumbia UniversityLL.MLaw
Award for Graduate StudiesCardozo School of Law
FLTASalve Regina UniversityForeign Language Teaching Assistant French
FLTAUniversity of MinnesotaForeign Language Teaching Assistant Dutch
SUSI TeacherUniversity of Montana (Missoula, MT)Summer InstituteU.S. Institutes
SUSI TeacherCalifornia State University at ChicoSummer Institute U.S. Institutes
SUSI StudentKansas State UniversitySummer InstituteEnvironmental Studies


NameHome InstitutionU.S. Host InstitutionObjective Academic Discipline
Hossein AzadiHasselt UniversityBinghamton UniversityVisiting ResearcherAgriculture
Gilles BergerUniversite Libre de BruxellesMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyVisiting ResearcherChemistry
Axelle CalcusUniversité Libre de BruxellesBoston UniversityVisiting ResearcherNeuroscience
Mélanie ChaplierUniversité Catholique de LouvainDartmouth CollegeVisiting ResearcherAnthropology
Aline De VleminckGhent University & Vrije Universiteit Brussel Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiVisiting ResearcherSociology
Sylviane DéderixUniversité Catholique de LouvainUniversity of ArizonaVisiting ResearcherArchaeology
Justine FeyereisenUniversité Libre de BruxellesUniversity of California Berekely Visiting ResearcherLanguages
Simon JusseretUniversité Catholique de LouvainUniversity of Texas at AustinVisiting ResearcherArchaeology
Thomas MertensGhent UniversityPrinceton UniversityVisiting ResearcherPhysics


The Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America, Belgium amd Luxembourg administers several prestigious Fulbright scholarship programs for citizens of the aforementioned countries. Fulbright grants are available for graduate study as well as pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research or university lecturing.

The Commission also administers the prestigious Fulbright-Schuman Program in European Affairs, which is co-financed by the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission and the U.S. Department of State. This program allows for American professors and advanced graduate students to travel to EU Member States for study and research on topics relating to EU Affairs and/or EU-U.S. Relations. Academics, professionals, and policy makers from the EU may pursue similar courses of study at American universities and colleges. For academic year 2015-2016, 13 Fulbright Schuman grants for EU citizens and 8 grants for US citizens were announced.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship scholarship program promoting international exchange between the United States and 155 countries worldwide. It fosters and promotes academic excellence and cross-cultural exchange.

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