DENTON (UNT), Texas — More than 20 faculty, staff, students and alumni from the University of North Texas have been selected as semi-finalists for the prestigious Fulbright Program awards for 2022-23. Two faculty members have been named to the 2022-26 Fulbright Specialist Roster.
In the coming months, UNT community members will learn if they have earned the awards and the opportunity to travel abroad to work on research or creative projects, serve as educators and enroll in coursework in a number of host countries.
Since 1960, there have been more than 90 faculty named as UNT Fulbright Scholars and Specialists. There have been more than 50 UNT Fulbright Student Award winners since 1949.
“We are thrilled that 75% of UNT students who applied this award cycle were named as semi-finalists,” said Amanda White Bennett, director of global partnerships and engagement at UNT. “These awards offer enriching experiences and opportunities for our community members to be active citizens and leaders in the global community.”
Applications have already opened for the 2023-24 Fulbright Scholar Program and applications for the 2023-24 Fulbright U.S. Student Program will open March 31.
UNT International Affairs will be hosting two weeks full of programming to recognize this year’s semi-finalists and provide information for those faculty and students who are interested in applying for future Fulbright Program awards. The first round of events Feb. 28–March 4 will be geared toward faculty while programming March 28–April 1 will focus on information for students.
Fulbright Specialist Roster
UNT faculty members selected for a four-year tenure on the Fulbright Specialist Roster are:
- Rose Baker, associate professor in the Department of Learning Technologies
- Dipakkumar Pravin, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences
As individuals on the Fulbright Specialist Roster, Baker and Pravin have the opportunity to be selected as a Fulbright Specialist where they will serve as a short-term consultant on a project at a university abroad.
Fulbright Scholar Program
UNT’s 2022-23 faculty and staff semi-finalists are:
- Andrew Torget, associate professor in the Department of History
- Susan Squires, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology
- David Bard-Schwarz, professor in the Division of Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology
- Natalie Mannix, associate professor in the Division of Instrumental Studies
- Lauren Jacobsen-Bridges, director of International Student and Scholar Services, International Affairs
UNT’s 2022-23 Alternate for the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program:
- Misty Sailors, chair of the Department of Teacher Education and Administration
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
UNT’s 2022-23 student and alumni semi-finalists are:
- Abril Caraballo-Marin, Study/Research Program (Italy)
- Megan Kelly, Study/Research Program (Chile)
- Alexa Torres Skillicorn, Study/Research Program (Poland)
- Samuel Gaskin, Study/Research Program (France)
- Odalis Alvarado, English Teaching Assistant Program (Taiwan)
- Alexa DeCarlo, English Teaching Assistant Program (Romania)
- Joselyn Jimenez, English Teaching Assistant Program (Spain)
- Kory Reeder, English Teaching Assistant Program (Estonia)
- Abigail Warren, English Teaching Assistant Program (Azerbaijan)
- Zoe Czarnecki, English Teaching Assistant Program (Germany)
- Graham Day, English Teaching Assistant Program (Germany)
- Conner Essex, English Teaching Assistant Program (Germany)
- Samuel Hallerman, English Teaching Assistant Program (Germany)
- Lezli McDaniel, English Teaching Assistant Program (Germany)
Established in 1946 by Senator J. William Fulbright, the Fulbright Program aims to increase the mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through international educational exchange programs. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It provides research, study, teaching and other collaborative opportunities for U.S. students (graduating seniors, current graduate students and alumni) and U.S. faculty, staff and recent post-docs along with opportunities for U.S. institutions to host visiting Fulbright Scholars from around the world.
UNT faculty and students who are interested in applying should email Fulbright@unt.edu.
Fulbright application deadlines
Fulbright Scholar: annual submission deadline in mid-September (2023-24 awards: Sept. 15, 2022)
Fulbright Specialist: six application deadlines each year (next application deadline: March 9, 2022)
Fulbright U.S. Student: annual submission deadline in mid-October (2023-24 awards: Oct. 11, 2022; UNT campus deadline: Sept. 14, 2022) Applications open March 31.