2016-2017 Fulbright Grantees Announced


The Fulbright Commission is proud to announce the list of the 2016-2017 Belgian and Luxembourg Fulbright Grantees who will study, research, or lecture in the United States as well as the U.S. grantees who will study in Belgium and Luxembourg.

During the upcoming academic year, the Belgian and Luxembourg grantees will study and do research in 11 different U.S. states. Among the recipients of a Fulbright scholarship are 10 Belgian students, 4 Luxembourgish students, 1 Belgian journalist and 7 Belgian research scholars. The research scholars and graduate students were selected from the following Belgian institutes of higher education: Universite catholique de Louvain UCL), Ghent University, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), and the University of Antwerp. The other home institutions include: Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya, Karlsruher Institut fur Technologie, University of Buckingham, European University Institute and Johns Hopkins University – SAIS Europe.

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 2016-2017 academic year.

We are also pleased to announce that this year 1 Belgian student will attend the U.S. Summer Institute on Social Entrepreneurship.

On the U.S. side,  3 U.S.  scholars and 8 students have received Fulbright grants to do research and study in Belgium. Furthermore, 1 U.S. scholar will take up the NATO Chair position and we will welcome 4 English Teaching Assistants to Belgium as well as 4 English Teaching Assistants to Luxembourg.

Congratulations to all recipients!

2016-2017 Belgian Fulbright Grantees to the U.S.

NameCategoryHome InstitutionHost InstitutionAcademic Field
Dr. Olivier PereiraResearch ScholarUniversité Catholique de Louvain (UCL)Rice UniversityComputer Science
Dr. Alain JonasResearch ScholarUniversité Catholique de Louvain (UCL)Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT)Materials Science
Dr. Frederic PeyskensResearch ScholarGhent UniversityMassachussets Institute of Technology (MIT)Physics
Dr. Raphael JungersResearch ScholarUniversité Catholique de Louvain (UCL)University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)Engineering
Dr. Jonathan De RooResearch ScholarGhent UniversityColumbia UniversityChemistry
Dr. Mieke VandenbrouckeResearch ScholarGhent UniversityUniversity of California - BerkeleyAnthropology
Dr. Stefaan SlembrouckResearch ScholarGhent UniversityFordham UniversityLinguistics
Barbara MoensJournalism GrantDe TijdUniversity of Missouri School of JournalismJournalism
Sarah BenzidiMaster's studentUniversite Libre de BruxellesHarvard Law SchoolLaw
Lucy CatteauVisiting Student ResearcherUniversite Catholique de LouvainUniversity of California, San DiegoMedical Sciences
Pauline De DeckerMaster's studentUniversite Libre de BruxellesWest Virginia University College of LawLaw
Dorian FeronMaster's studentUniversite Libre de BruxellesColumbia Law SchoolLaw
Arnaud JacqminMaster's studentKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenColumbia Law SchoolLaw
Astrid LecomteMaster's studentJohns Hopkins University - SAIS EuropeJohns Hopkins School of Advanced International StudiesInternational Relations
Gil MalengreauxMaster's studentGhent UniversityGeorgia Institute of TechnologyEngineering
Sam ProesmansMaster's studentUniversity of AntwerpColumbia UniversityPublic Health
Heleen RaesMaster's studentGhent UniversityThe George Washington UniversityForensic Psychology
Jasmine RayéeMaster's studentGhent UniversityColumbia Law SchoolLaw
Joke De LilleFulbright Foreign Language Teaching AssistantHowest, University College West Flanders Bruges University of MinnesotaSecondary Education Dutch/Eng
Alysson LepeutFulbright Foreign Language Teaching AssistantUniversite Catholique de LouvainGrinnell CollegeLinguistics
Bouchra ZaidouniSummer Institute on Social EntrepreneurshipHaute Ecole EPHECUniversity of Tennessee - ChattanoogaInternational trade

2016-2017 Luxembourgish Fulbright Grantees to the U.S.

NameCategoryHome InstitutionHost InstitutionAcademic Field
Caroline MirkesMaster's studentEscola Superior de Musica de CatalunyaNew York UniversityMusic
Catherine SchiltzMaster's studentKarlsruher Institut fur TechnologieUniversity of California, BerkeleyArchitecture
Nasreen ShahMaster's studentUniversity of BuckinghamThe George Washington University Law SchoolLaw
Patrice WangenVisiting Research StudentEuropean University InstituteThe George Washington UniversityInternational Relations

2016-2017 U.S. Fulbright grantees to Belgium

NameCategoryHome InstitutionHost InsitutionAcademic Field
Dr. Solveig ArgeseanuResearch ScholarEmory UniversityVrije Universiteit BrusselPublic Health
Katherine HartmannResearch ScholarOhio State UniversityEORTCGenetics
Dr. Jonathan JacobsResearch ScholarInstitute of Development ResearchUniversité Catholique de Louvain (UCL)Biology
Dr. Gale MattoxNATO ChairU.S. Naval AcademyGerman Marshall Fund of the United StatesPolitical Science
David MortonPhD StudentUniversity of Central FloridaGhent UniversityCultural and Intellectual History
Sean SappPhD StudentUniversity of Notre DameGhent UniversityCultural and Intellectual History
Brendan TomoschukPhD StudentUC San DiegoGhent UniversityPsychology
Stephanie ZgouridiU.S. StudentUniversity of California, BerkeleyUniversity of Leuven (KUL)European Studies
Kevin BirdResearch StudentUniversity of Missouri-ColumbiaGhent UniversityBiology
Doyle CalhounResearch StudentBoston CollegeUniversity of Leuven (KUL)Linguistics
Savannah KounelisResearch StudentUniversity of Notre DameUniversity of Leuven (KUL)Biology
Lydia WalkerResearch StudentUniversity of Tennessee- KnoxvilleRoyal Library of BelgiumHistory, Cultural and Intellectual
Erin BrauEnglish Teaching AssistantNew York UniversityUniversité de MonsEnglish Teaching Assistantship
Meghan BriggsEnglish Teaching AssistantUniversity of San FranciscoThomas More University CollegeEnglish Teaching Assistantship
Brandy MillerEnglish Teaching AssistantLewis and Clark CollegeBrussels Secondary SchoolsEnglish Teaching Assistantship
Bryant PowellEnglish Teaching AssistantMurray State UniversityUniversity of AntwerpEnglish Teaching Assistantship

2016-2017 U.S. Fulbright grantees to Luxembourg

Name CategoryHome Institution
Andrew AhearneEnglish Teaching AssistantArizona State University
Julianna FrangosEnglish Teaching AssistantDrexel University
Carly PeruccioEnglish Teaching AssistantBates College
Athena Turek-HankinsEnglish Teaching AssistantUniversity of Nevada