Announcing the 2017-2018 Fulbright Grantees

The Fulbright Commission is proud to announce the list of the 2017-2018 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 at least 10 different U.S. states. Among the recipients of a Fulbright scholarship are 9 Belgian students, 4 Luxembourgish students, 1 Luxembourgish scholar,  1 Belgian journalist and 13 Belgian research scholars. The research scholars and graduate students were selected from the following Belgian institutes of higher education:  Antwerp University, Ghent University, Hasselt University, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), , Universite catholique de Louvain UCL), Universite libre de Bruxelles (ULB),  and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) . The other home institutions include: .

In addition, one person were selected as Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTA). She will teach French in the U.S. during the 2017-2018 academic year.

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

On the U.S. side, 3 U.S. scholars and 8 students have received Fulbright grants to do research and study in Belgium.  2 U.S. students will be in Luxembourg next academic year. Finally,, we will welcome 5 English Teaching Assistants to Belgium as well as 4 English Teaching Assistants to Luxembourg.

Congratulations to all recipients!

List of 2017-2018 Belgian Fulbright Grantees

NameCategoryHome InstitutionHost InstitutionAcademic Field
Wouter PeelaertsResearchKU Leuven Van Andel Research Institute (VARI)Neuroscience
Anne RochtusResearchUniversity Hospitals LeuvenBoston Children's HospitalMedical Sciences
Timmy De LaetResearchAntwerp UniversityTemple UniversityDance
Jozefien De BockResearchGhent UniversityClemson UniversityHistory
Eveline SeghersResearchGhent UniversityUniversity of New Mexico, AlbuquerqueArt History
Jan HelsenResearchVrije Universiteit BrusselMITEngineering
Geoffrey WillemsResearchUniversité Catholique de Louvain (UCL)Washington College of LawLaw
Nadia FadilResearchKU Leuven Columbia UniversityAnthropology
Heleen TouquetResearchKU Leuven Harvard UniversitySocial Sciences
Wim CoudenysResearchKU Leuven Stanford UniversityHistory
Nicolas VandeviverResearchGhent UniversityColumbia UniversityLiterature
Wannes VandenbusscheResearchKU LeuvenYale Law SchoolLaw
Hannelore NiestenResearchHasselt UniversityTBCLaw
Doruntina IslamajJournalism GrantVRTUniversity of MissouriJournalism
Fatma Ezzahra SassiGraduate StudentULBUC BerkeleyLaw
Richard SteppeGraduate StudentKU LeuvenHarvard Law SchoolLaw
Ruth DelbaereGraduate StudentGhent UniversityNYU Law
Sarah GantyGraduate StudentULBYale UniversityLaw
Heleen BoonenGraduate StudentGhent UniversityNYULaw
Pieter PlehiersVisiting Student ResearcherGhent UniversityMITEngineering
Michael RubensVisiting Student ResearcherKU LeuvenYale UniversityEconomics
Florian DerooGraduate StudentGhent UniversityTBCHistory
Marie-Gabrielle VerbergtGraduate StudentGhent UniversityTBCHistory
Michael GareFLTA - FrenchUniversité Catholique de Louvain (UCL)TBCTeaching French
Chiara LoddoSUSIN/AUniversity of South CarolinaCivil Engagement

List of 2017-2018 Luxembourgish Fulbright Grantees

NameCategoryHome InstitutionHost InstitutionAcademic Field
Dr. Pit LoschResearchIndependent ScholarStanford UniversityChemistry
Moritz KleinGraduate StudentUniversity of LuxembourgTBCLaw
Maxime AllardGraduate StudentTechnical University MunichColumbia UniversityEngineering
Yolanda CorreiaGraduate StudentKingston University LondonVirginia Commenwealth
Marie BlouinGraduate StudentUniversite Pantheon Assas Paris IIUCLALaw

List of 2017-2018 U.S. Fulbright Grantees to Belgium

NameCategoryHome InstitutionHost InstitutionAcademic Field
Anthony ZeraResearch ScholarUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnKU LeuvenBiology
Megan MarlattResearch ScholarUniversity of VirginiaInternational Carnival and Masks MuseumArts
Laura JohnstonResearch ScholarEmmanuel CollegeKU LeuvenTheology/Religion
Heidi AsbjornsenGlobal ScholarUniversity of New HampshireGhent UniversityEnvironmental Science
Emily KrasnowResearch StudentHaverford CollegeKU LeuvenBiology
Chiamaka UkachukwuResearch StudentUniversity of MichiganUCLBiology
Tal WammenResearch StudentUniversity of AlabamaThe von Karman Institute for Fluid DynamicsEngineering
Samuel ShumanResearch StudentUniversity of MichiganUniversity of Antwerp/Ghent UniversityAnthropology
Monet ColombETAUniversity of IllinoisUniversity of AntwerpEnglish Teaching
Nina BaekETAUniversity of RochesterUCLEnglish Teaching
Jason CockmanETAKansas UniversitySecondary school in BrusselsEnglish Teaching
Cassandra RooseETAArizona State UniversityGhent UniversityEnglish Teaching
Jean BodetETAAuburn UniversityHasselt UniversityEnglish Teaching
Molly HackettGraduate StudentUniversity of OklahomaKU LeuvenEuropean Studies
Benjamin HightowerGraduate StudentUS Air Force AcademyKU LeuvenEuropean Studies
Sean MatharooResearch StudentUniversity of CaliforniaGhent UniversityLiterature
Calix O'HaraGraduate StudentLoyola University MarylandGhent UniversityHistory

List of 2017-2018 U.S. Fulbright Grantees to Luxembourg

NameCategoryHome InstitutionHost InstitutionAcademic Field
Shane LuboldResearch StudentArizona State UniversityUniversity of LuxembourgMaths
Cody FuellingResearch StudentIndiana University-PurdueUniversity of LuxembourgSocial Science
Chelsea ElzingaETAFlorida State UniversityTBDTeaching English
Jessica BusekETAUniversity of PortlandTBDTeaching English
Marco LeonETABall State UniversityTBDTeaching English
Noah GomezETAFlorida State UniversityTBDTeaching English